Paramount+ releases official trailer for ‘On the Come Up’
During this year’s VMAs, Paramount+ released the full trailer for their upcoming movie. On the way up! The new trailer showcases the adaptation in all its hip-hop glory, giving fans an exciting and heartbreaking taste of what to expect.
With a backing track to match, the trailer shows just how integral hip-hop is to the story as it offers a better look at Bri, the film’s protagonist, and her ambitious spirit as she becomes even more entangled in her local hip-hop and rap. stage. Viewers also see that while rapping is Bri’s passion, it’s also deeply connected to her family — past, present, and future.
Adapted from Angie Thomas’ novel of the same name, On the way up follows 16-year-old Bri, who aspires to be one of the greatest rappers of all time — after winning her first rap battle, of course. Daughter of a late hip-hop legend, Bri is following in powerful footsteps. When she releases her first song, it goes viral…but for all the wrong reasons, putting Bri at the center of a controversy. From now on, she must choose to remain faithful to her convictions or to bow to a false image.
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On the way up stars Jamila C. Gray as Bri, Sanaa Lathan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Method Man, Mike Epps, GaTa (aka Davionte Ganter), Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Titus Makin Jr. and Michael Anthony Cooper Jr.’s screenplay was written by Kay Oyegun and directed by Sanaa Lathan, who is making her directorial debut with the film. Thomas, Temple Hill and State Street produce.
On the way up premieres exclusively on Paramount+ on September 23. Watch the full trailer below:
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