Just in case you doubted it before… yes, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is a real thing. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job), the drama will be produced by Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright and original members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
We knew Cube’s son would be playing him, yesterday it was revealed who would be playing the parts of Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) and Eazy E (Jason Mitchell), and now we’ve got a release date! According to Dre, we can expect the drama to be released on August 14, 2015. Mark your calendars…
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
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