Sanaa Lathan To Fabricate Feature Directorial Debut With Paramount Gamers’ ‘On The Come Up’

EXCLUSIVE:  Actress Sanaa Lathan will be making her characteristic directorial debut on Paramount Gamers’ adaptation of Angie Thomas’ New York Cases bestseller On the Come Up

The characteristic challenge has been a precedence for Paramount Gamers and they were impressed with Lathan’s vision for the film, the legend of which comes from the author of The Hate U Give; that unusual turned trusty into a 2019 Fox 2000 movement image.

On The Come Up, from HarperCollins build Balzer & Bray, amenities on 16-twelve months-aged Bri, who wishes to be regarded as one of potentially the most attention-grabbing rappers of all time. Or on the least engage her first fight. But it’s onerous to get your attain up at the same time as you occur to’re labeled a hoodlum at faculty, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her madden and frustration into her first tune, which matches viral…for the final immoral reasons. Bri soon finds herself on the heart of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more threat than MC. But with an eviction survey staring her family down, Bri doesn’t trusty are looking out out for to design it—she has to. Even though it procedure turning into the very thing the final public has made her out to be.

Lathan used to be Tony-nominated in 2003 for her Broadway performance in A Raisin in the Sun in the Finest Featured Actress in a Play class. She now not too lengthy ago joined the solid of the Emmy Award-worthwhile HBO series Succession and can next be viewed starring in the upcoming action thriller Hit and Walk opposite Lior Raz.

Her short film Jump, which she directed, section of With/In, a film anthology shot throughout lockdown, will premiere on the Tribeca Movie Festival.

Lathan’s credit rating consist of The Affair, Native Son, The Twilight Zone, plus Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Jon Chu’s Now You Stare Me 2 and American Assassin opposite Michael Keaton.

Temple Hill, Utter Road and Angie Thomas are producing On the Come Up. Kay Oyegun wrote the script. Lathan is repped by CAA and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

Previously, Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu used to be attached to bid On the Come Up, nonetheless, a scheduling anxiety, I hear, prevented her from transferring forward with the production. Paramount Gamers has a mission for creating genre movies from irregular, up to date voices and properties.

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