Paramount+: Sanaa Lathan’s “On the Come Up” to Stream

“On the Come Up,”After its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, Sanaa’s directorial debut will air exclusively on Paramount+ in September.

“On the Come Up”This is an adaptation of Angie Thomas’ #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Best-Seller”.“The Hate U Give”). Paramount+ is expected to air the show Sept. 23 in the U.S. and Canada. Later in the year, it will also be available in international territories.

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The film stars newcomer Jamila C. Gray as Bri, a 16 year old and gifted 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 – himself a local hip hop legend whose life was cut short by gang violence. When her song goes viral, she realizes that her authenticity is not what got her here. She must choose between the false persona the industry wants her to portray and the authentic one that she has. Kay Oyegun wrote and directed the script.

The coming-of-age film also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Cliff “Method Man”Smith and Lathan playing a supporting role.

“On the Come Up” comes from the Paramount Pictures’ Players Label. Temple Hill and State Street Pictures produced it. George Tillman, Jr., Robert Teitel, Wyck, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas, Timothy M. Bourne, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Marty Bowen produced the film. John Fischer executive produced it.

“We are thrilled to bring a truly inspiring film about fighting for your dreams to the service this fall,”Paramount+’s chief programming officer, Tanya Giles, stated in a statement. “’On the Come Up’ is a moving love letter to hip hop and an entertaining film for all ages.” 

This year, Lathan was Emmy-nominee for her work in the field of AIDS prevention. “Succession,”And she’s also known for “The Affair,” “Shots Fired,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Love and Basketball.”She joined the cast recently of “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat”Searchlight Pictures with Uzo Aduba & Aunjanue Eli

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