New Line Cinema has now teamed up with Jermaine Fowler to produce the new comedy, ‘The Come Up’. According to Variety the project which was pitched by Fowler is set to feature familiar faces like Lil Rel and The Lucas Bros. The film’s plot is currently being kept quiet but judging from the ‘title’ this could very well touch on someone catching a break in life. Keep you posted as more details are revealed.
‘The Come Up’ will be penned by writer Michael Starrbury.
New Line has purchased a comedy pitch, “The Come Up,” an original story from “Sorry to Bother You” co-star Jermaine Fowler, Variety has learned. Fowler, who also stars in “Superior Donuts,” will star and also serve as executive producer. The project will also feature Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Uncle Drew” and the upcoming Fox series “Rel”) and brothers Keith Lucas and Kenneth Lucas as co-stars. The screenplay will be written by Michael Starrbury (“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” and “Central Park Five”). “I am excited to be collaborating with New Line Cinema, Wrigley Pictures and our screenwriter Michael Starburry on ‘The Come Up’ – a project I have been passionate about for years now,” Fowler said in a statement. “Since bringing the concept to them it’s been nothing but synergy and raw excitement. As an actor, it is a dream come true to be working opposite my comedy brothers, Lil Rel Howery and The Lucas Brothers. I am grateful they’ve come on board to tell this hilarious and inspiring story with me.”