Paramount’s upcoming adaptation of On the Come Up is finally making its world debut this September! The YA movie will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, taking place from September 8-18.
Based on the Angie Thomas novel, On the Come Up follows Bri, a 16-year-old who aspires to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. But first, she needs to prove herself. When Bri drops her first song, it quickly goes viral — but not in a good way. As a result, she finds herself in the center of a controversy. Despite this and her struggles at home, Bri refuses to back down.
On the Come Up stars Jamila C. Gray as Bri, Sanaa Lathan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Method Man, Mike Epps, GaTa (a.k.a. Davionte Ganter), Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Titus Makin Jr., and Michael Anthony Cooper Jr. The screenplay was written by Kay Oyegun and directed by Sanaa Lathan, who makes her directorial debut with the film. Thomas, Temple Hill, and State Street are producing.
On the Come Up does not yet have a wide release date, but it will premiere exclusively on Paramount+. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer below.