BGN interviews the cast and director Sanaa Lathan as well as author Angie Thomas for the upcoming movie On The Come Up.
Featured in the interviews are: Sanaa Lathan (Jay/Director), Jamila C. Gray (Bri/Lil Law), Miles Gutierrez-Riley (Sonny), Michael Cooper Jr. (Malik) and Angie Thomas (Author). Presented by Paramount+ in Association with Paramount Pictures’ Players Label, On The Come Up, Emmy-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan’s feature directorial debut, is a love letter to hip hop.
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 film is based on the New York Times’ #1 best-selling novel by Angie Thomas.
Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf
Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax
On The Come Up premieres September 23rd on Paramount+ and in select theaters.