The first images for the upcoming Paramount+ film On the Come Up were released today. The film is based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling book that tells “the story of Bri, a gifted 16-year-old rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father – a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence. But when her first hit song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the false persona that the industry wants to impose upon her.”
This film marks the directing debut of Sanaa Lathan and the acting debut of Jamila C. Gray. On the Come Up also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Sanaa Lathan, and Cliff “Method Man” Smith. The film is produced by George Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas, and Timothy M. Bourne and executive produced by John Fischer. The screenplay for the film was adapted by Kay Oyegun.
On the Come Up will exclusively premiere on Paramount+ on September 23, so make sure to catch this coming-of-age film when it debuts.