Posted on December 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s latest book, On the Come Up, has a new screenplay writer.

Kay Oyegun, a producer and writer for the series This Is Us, will adapt Thomas’s second novel for film, according to Deadline.

It’s the latest literary coup for Oyegun, who is also adapting Tomi Adeyemi’s smash hit Children of Blood and Bone for film.

On the Come Up is a bestselling YA novel about a teenager who pours her frustrations into rap songs — one of which goes viral, and not for good reasons.

Thomas burst onto the book scene with The Hate U Give, which was also made into a movie in 2018. (And, like the heroine of its follow-up novel, it did draw some unwanted attention at times.)

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