After the success of The Hate U Give‘s film adaptation, the second novel from author Angie Thomas, On the Come Up, will be adapted for the big screen at Fox.
The Hate U Give director George Tillman Jr. will also helm this film.
Here’s the official description novel, which hits bookshelves Tuesday.
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.
But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Thomas will produce the film with Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner and John Fischer of Temple Hill, as well as Tillman, Robert Teite and Jay Marcus from State Street Pictures.
The Hate U Give grossed over $32 million worldwide and garnered near-universal acclaim from critics, particularly for the performances from Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby.
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