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Kian Lawley was initially cast as Chris but was replaced by KJ Apa after videos surfaced on YouTube of Lawley using racially offensive slurs.

Movie adaptation of Angie Thomas' book of the same name.

Writer Audrey Wells died on October 4th, one day before her film opened in US theatres.

The film makes many references to the beliefs and work of Tupac Shakur. On the night of Tupac's murder, he was riding in a black 1996 BMW 7 Series sedan with chrome custom rims- driven by Suge Knight. In this film, King (the film's antagonist) drives a late-model, black BMW 7-Series sedan with chrome, custom rims.

The film premiered at TIFF in Canada in September 2018.

The first letters of the title "The Hate U Give" spell out the word "Thug"

Received the very rare A+ CinemaScore rating by audiences.

Audrey Wells, the screenwriter who adapted Angie Thomas's novel into a script, died on October 4, 2018, after a five-and-a-half year struggle with cancer. The very next day, October 5, 2018, was the US release date for this movie.

THUG LIFE is an Acronym that was invented by 2Pac, its full meaning is THE HATE U GIVE LITTLE INFANTS F***S EVERYBODY, its been abbreviated for this film, but 2PAC invented the acronym.

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