Sanaa Lathan is making her feature directorial debut on Paramount Players’ adaptation of Angie Thomas’ New York Times bestseller On the Come Up. She’s the third director on the project. She is taking over for Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu who took over for George Tillman Jr. who was originally attached to helm the film.
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The book/film centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. 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 to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.
‘On The Come Up’ is a feature adaptation of Angie Thomas’ bestselling second novel. Thomas’ previous novel ‘The Hate U Give’ was turned into a Fox 2000 feature two years ago starring Amandla Stenberg and was directed by Tillman Jr.
Casting for the film has yet to be revealed. We will update you on the development of the film as it comes.