On The Come Up – Everything We Know About the Paramount+ film

September 9, 2022
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This article discusses the Paramount+ film On The Come Up, including the premise, release date, cast, and trailer.

A brand new coming-of-age film is set to hit Paramount+. The movie is centered around a 16-year-old who wants to be the greatest rapper of all time.

On The Come Up premise

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The story centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Facing controversies and with an eviction notice staring down her family, Bri doesn’t just want to make it, she has to make it.

Our opinion of the premise

The movie is based on a book by Angie Thomas who wrote The Hate U Give, which was one of my favorite movies of 2018. That is the first thing that reels me into wanting to watch this movie. Next, a 16-year-old wanting to be the greatest rapper while facing the challenges of everyday life, I don’t need to hear much else but be 100% invested.

On The Come Up release date

The film will be released on Paramount+ on September 23, 2022.

Who is in the cast?

Here is the main cast:

  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph
  • Method Man
  • Mike Epps
  • Lil Yachty
  • Jamila C. Gray
  • Miles Gutierrez-Riley
  • Michael Cooper Jr.

The production team 

Here is the team behind it all:

  • Sanaa Lathan, Director
  • Kay Oyegun, Writer
  • John Fischer, Executive Prodcuer
  • George Tillman Jr., Producer
  • Robert Teitel, Producer
  • Wyck Godfrey, Producer
  • Marty Bowen, Producer
  • Isaac Klausner, Producer
  • Angie Thomas, Producer
  • Timothy M. Bourne, Producer

Is there a trailer? 

There sure is! Check it out below:


This is a banger of a trailer. I was fully invested in every aspect of what they presented to us. Jamila Gray, who plays Bri, has this presence about her that made you automatically want to root for her and her path to greatness before seeing this whole movie. With the great music, cast, and rap battles, this film has every chance to knock it out of the ballpark.

Where to watch On The Come Up online

You will be able to watch this film with a subscription to Paramount+.

Read – our review of On the Come Up.

Read – our explanation of the ending.

Read – our breakdown of where On the Come Up was filmed.

Read – whether or not there will be a sequel.