On The Come Up (2022)

Director: Sanaa Lathan

Writer(s): Angie Thomas (book); Zora Howard (additional literary material); Kay Oyegun

Starring: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Epps, Method Man, Kelly Collins Lintz, Cuyle Carvin, Nijah Brenea, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Shiquita James, Malachi Malik, Timothy Perez-Ross, Jamila Gray, Michael Cooper Jr., L.A. Winters, Vin Hill, Al-Teron, Larry Rhem, Jaclyn White, Savage Houston, Justin S. Myrick, James Adam Tucker, Bruno Rose, Nanayaa Prempeh, Jaylan O’Neal Abrams, Samantha Peel, Jake Alexander Williams, Jess Marie Carr, Niquitta S. Wolfe, Cason Peterson, Jayson Newport, Michael Miles, Noa Dior Rucker, Melina Datta, Kathryn Andrea, Elbert Kim, Michelle L. Williams

Synopsis: As the daughter of an underground hip-hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard as she is labeled a hoodlum at school, and faces financial crisis after her mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral, for all the wrong reasons. Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media, but with an eviction notice staring down her family, Bri doesn’t just want to make it, she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Release Date: September 2022 (Canada) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama, Music | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Original announcement. Wanuri Kahiu was originally attached as the director on this project. George Tillman Jr. and Angie Thomas are producers on this project.