Matthew A. Cherry will direct the upcoming New Line comedy feature film, The Come Up, starring Jermaine Fowler. While details surrounding the film’s plot are scarce, Fowler is responsible for the movie’s idea which is described as “Friday meets Ocean’s Eleven.”
“I am super honored to be working with Jermaine Fowler, Michael Starrbury, John Rickard and New Line on The Come Up,” Cherry said.
“Jermaine and Michael are two of the most exciting young creatives working today and I can’t wait to start working with them,” he added.
.@StarrburyMike wrote one helluva script based on an original idea from Jermaine Fowler & between Jermaine, @LilRel4 & The Lucas Brothers this film has some of the most exciting young Black comedic talent in it and can’t wait to get to started once the things get back to normal.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 25, 2020
Joining Cherry and Fowler, Lil’ Rel Howery, Keith Lucas and Kenneth Lucas will appear in the film. Behind the camera, Michael Starrbury will write the screenplay.
“I’ve known Matthew for years and have proudly watched him develop into one of the most promising filmmakers working today. Just as importantly he’s a great guy who fits in with the amazing chemistry we’ve developed with the team and New Line. I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey with all of them,” Starburry.
The Come Up is the first project under Cherry’s new first-look deal with Warner Bros. The Academy Award winning director will develop and produce content for the company’s television group.