Twenty years after becoming an Oscar-winning film, it tells the story of a young female battle rapper who is split between staying true to the culture and selling out for mainstream commercialized rap. This is another cinematic adaptation of author Angie Thomas, while the film also serves as the directorial debut for actress Sanaa Lathan.
Battle rap has always been an important but niche component of Hip Hop culture from the 2002 to 2017s indie-film, produced by Eminem. The competitive sport blending improvisational theater and pure disrespect between two opponents is a great drama that dreams to capture.
Here''s all we know about it.
When is the On the Come Up release date?
The film on Paramount Plus is set to be released in theaters and on Friday, September 23, in the United States, Canada and Italy also get the film on Paramount Plus on September 23. This is just one of the new titles introduced to Paramount Plus in September.
The film will be released in the United Kingdom and other overseas territories later this year.
What is the On the Come Up plot?
According to Paramount Plus, here''s the synopsis.
"It''s Bri, a gifted 16-year-old rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to honor her family and do correct by her father''s legacy a local hip hop icon who was forced to flee this life for all of the wrong reasons. "It''s the story of Bri, who has been slammed for all of the wrong reasons, and she finds herself divided between the authenticity that got her this far and the false persona that the industry is willing
On the Come Up trailer
Watch the official trailer for the below, which premiered on the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2022.
Who is in the On the Come Up cast?
Jamila C. Gray, a newbie to the film industry, has made her most popular film debut in the role of Bri Jackson, also known as lil Lawless.
DaVine Joy Randolph, the cast''s close friend, is also playing Method Man (, Mike Epps), rappers Lil Yachty, and GaTa, as well as Sanaa Lathan, who is taking double roles as director and actor.
On the Come Up, look at what the critics are saying.
"Fresh" 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes from September 20 (opens in new tab) according to Deadline contributor Valerie Complex (opens in new tab.
"It''s a traditional sense to shoot the shooting style and aesthetic," says the filmmaker. John Singleton and the Hughes Brothers both influence Lathans'' direction distinctly.
Who is Sanaa Lathan?
Sanaa Lathan is known as the actress in classic films including and and her directorial debut with. She is also the daughter of Stan Lathan, a well-known film and television producer and director, who directed and directed one of the most popular Hip Hop themed films.
How to watch On the Come Up
On the Come Up is now available in the United States in select film theaters, as well as on Paramount Plus on September 23.
Check your local movie theater website to see if the movie is near you or a resource like Fandango (opens in a new tab).
You''ll need to be a Paramount Plus subscriber (either ad-supported or ad-free tier) if you want to stream On the Come Up from home.
There isn''t yet much information on where Paramount Plus will be available for UK audiences, but since there is a UK version, it''s a good bet it''ll be there when the film arrives. This page will be updated as soon as it becomes available.