On the Come Up: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

On the Come Up is a drama movie about Bri, a 16-year-old who desires to become one of the greatest rappers of all time. Bri doesn’t just want to make it; she needs to make it given the challenges she is facing and the eviction notice that is looming around her family. 

Release date

On the Come Up will premiere on 23 September on Paramount+.

Cast and creators

  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph
  • Method Man
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Mike Epps’
  • Nijah Brenea

Directed by Sanaa Lathan

Written by Zora Howard, Kay Oyegun and Angie Thomas


“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 a 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.”

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Other details

On the Come Up is based on a book of the same name by Angie Thomas.


Bri wants to make it big. She has a dream, which is to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a big rapper. Her claim to fame is not without obstructions. Her mom’s drug problems, an eviction notice, and well, a lot of controversies all stand in the way of her dreams.

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