On The Come Up (2022)

Sep 23, 2022 | Drama, General Film, Method Man, Music

Director: Sanaa Lathan

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

Starring: Jamila Gray, Noa Dior Rucker, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Cooper Jr., Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Method Man, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Justin Martin, Titus Makin Jr., Cason Peterson, Al-Teron, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Steven G. Turner, L.A. Winters, Bill Murphey, Malachi Malik, Cuyle Carvin, Ticarus Bunch, James Adam Tucker, Lady London, Corey Daniels, Vin Hill, Tim Perez-Ross, Gata, Daniel Forbes Jr., Samantha Peel, Lawson Touliatos, Geanna Funes, Nijah Brenea, Henry Boston, Nanayaa Prempeh, Megan Hayes, Jake Alexander Williams, Karyn Greer, Kelly Collins Lintz, Savage Houston, Justin S. Myrick, Larry Rhem, Bruno Rose, Sarah Jon, Nicholas Molencupp, Jaylan O’Neal Abrams, Kathryn Andrea, Jess Marie Carr, Melina Datta, Shiquita James, Elbert Kim, Michael Miles, Jayson Newport, Jaclyn White, Michelle L. Williams, Niquitta S. Wolfe

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 23, 2022 (USA) | Length: 115 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for strong language, sexual references, thematic elements, some violence and drug material. | 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. I was not able to identify Cason Peterson, Corey Daniels and Michael Miles.