Paramount+ has released the trailer for its next original film on the climb during the MTV VMAs 2022.
The film based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), on the climb is the feature directorial debut of Emmy-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan and will also have its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
on the climb will premiere on the streaming service beginning Friday, September 23 in the US, Canada, Italy, and later in the year in other international territories.
Starring newcomer Jamila C. Gray, on the climb is the story of Bri, a talented 16-year-old female rapper, trying to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to raise her family and do right by the legacy of her father, a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short. for gang violence. But when her first hit goes viral for all the wrong reasons, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the fake personality the industry wants to foist on her.
The coming-of-age film also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Sanaa Lathan and Cliff “Method Man” Smith. .
on the climb, a State Street Pictures and Temple Hill production, is directed by Sanaa Lathan from a screenplay by Kay Oyegun. The film is produced by George Tillman, Jr., Robert Teitel, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas, and Timothy M. Bourne, with John Fischer serving as executive producer.
Check out the trailer below.