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UPDATED: Universal Set to Release N.W.A. Biopic Straight Out of Compton in August of 2015
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.18.2014



UPDATE: Universal Pictures has provided 411 with the following cast picture from the film. The cast are in the bottom row and run left to right: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Jason Mitchell (Easy E) and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre.). Above them are Ice Cube, director F. Gary Grey and Dre.



ORIGINAL: According to ComingSoon, Universal has announced that they will release the N.W.A. biopic Straight Out of Compton on August 14th, 2015. The film will star O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E; original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre will produce the project. The film is described as follows…

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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