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‘On The Comp Up’ To Make TIFF World Premiere – Deadline

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The function adaptation of Angie Thomas’ bestseller On the Comp Up is making its world premiere on the forty seventh Toronto Movie Pageant.

The pic reps the function directorial debut from Sanaa Lathan, who obtained her first Emmy nomination for Succession yesterday within the Visitor Actress Drama Sequence class. Lathan performs Lisa Arthur on the HBO present, which notched 25 Emmy noms, essentially the most for any TV collection this yr.

Deadline first told you about Lathan directing On the Comp Up. The pic follows Bri, a 16-year-old gifted rapper, who makes an attempt to take the battle rap scene by storm with a purpose to raise up her household and do proper by the legacy of her father – a neighborhood hip hop legend whose profession was reduce brief by gang violence. However when her first hit track goes viral for all of the incorrect causes, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that received her this far and the false gangsta persona that the trade desires to impose upon her.

The film stars Jamila C. Grey, Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, with Lathan and Technique Man, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr. and GaTa.

Thomas is the creator of The Hate U Give, which was became the 2018 Fox 2000 movement image. That film additionally made its world premiere at Toronto.

Lathan was Tony-nominated in 2003 for her Broadway efficiency in A Raisin within the Solar within the Greatest Featured Actress in a Play class.

Her brief movie Leap, which she directed, a part of With/In, a movie anthology shot throughout lockdown, premiered on the Tribeca Movie Pageant final yr.

Lathan’s appearing credit embody The Affair, Native Son, The Twilight Zone, plus Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Jon Chu’s Now You See Me 2 and American Murderer reverse Michael Keaton.

The competition runs Sept. 8-18.