According to a recent article in Blavity.com by Jamil David, Sanaa Lathan will make her directorial debut on September 23, 2022, on Paramount +.
The film will have its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival next month. It is based on Angie Thomas’s (The Hate U Give) New York Times #1 best-selling novel. The movie will have its U.S. streaming premie on Paramount+ on Sept. 23.
Here is the official description of ‘On The Come Up’:
Starring newcomer Jamila C. Gray, ON THE COME UP, is 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.
The film 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 a production by State Street Pictures and Temple Hill productions and its screenplay hails from Kay Oyegun. 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.
Watch The Trailer: