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On the Come directed by Sanaa Lathan.
On the Come directed by Sanaa Lathan. Photo credit: Erika Doss © 2022 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures

Paramount+ released the official trailer for On The Come Up, the feature directorial debut of actress Sanaa Lathan world premiering at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is based on the New York Times’ #1 best-selling novel by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), and will exclusively premiere on the service on Friday, Sept. 23 in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and later in the year in additional international territories.

Starring newcomer Jamila C. Gray, On The Come Up is the story of Bri, a 16-year-old 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 – 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 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, Sanaa Lathan and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.

Watch the official trailer for On The Come Up. | Watch the teaser trailer for Sanaa Lathan’s ‘On the Come Up’

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