That’s right rap fans. Your favourite hardcore music group is finally getting their story told. It will be produced by N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr Dre along with F Gary. Gray (Friday, Set It Off, Italian Job) set to direct. Ice Cube and Dr Dre tweeted out this photo of the cast who will be portraying themselves and other member Eazy-E in the movie. The main cast includes O’Shea Jackson Jr (who is also Ice Cube’s son), Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.
Here is the picture they tweeted along with an original photo of the group back in the ’80s
Bottom row, left to right: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins
Universal sent out this press release about the film
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.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
Straight Outta Compton will hit theatres August 15th 2015