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 is based on the New York Times’ #1 best-selling novel by Angie Thomas.

PREMIERES:

September 23, 2022, Exclusively on Paramount+

GENRE / FORMAT:

Drama / Feature-Length Film

RATING:

PG-13 for strong language, sexual references, thematic elements, some violence and drug material

RUN TIME:

1 hour, 55 minutes

STARRING:

Jamila C. Gray

 

Da’Vine Joy Randolph

 

Lil Yachty

 

Mike Epps

 

with Sanaa Lathan

 

and Cliff “Method Man” Smith

 

Miles Gutierrez-Riley

 

Justin Martin

 

Titus Makin

 

Michael Cooper Jr.

 

GaTa

DIRECTED BY:

Sanaa Lathan

SCREENPLAY BY:

Kay Oyegun

PRODUCED BY:

George Tillman, Jr., Robert Teitel, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas and Timothy M. Bourne

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

John Fischer

POETRY AND LYRICS BY:

Rapsody

 

A Paramount+ presentation, in association with Paramount Pictures’ Players Label

 

A State Street Pictures and Temple Hill Production

 

 

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Paramount+ Contacts:

Morgan Seal

Kelly Byke

 

morgan.seal@viacomcbs.com

kelly.byke@viacomcbs.com

Photo Contact:

Nancy Eichenbaum

 

nancy.eichenbaum@viacomcbs.com

 

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