Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Reveal Cast of N.W.A. Biopic


While the Aaliyah movie stirs up controversy, the N.W.A. biopic is moving on as planned. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have revealed the first photo of the cast of Universal’s upcoming film Straight Outta Compton, based on the story of the West Coast rap group.

Dre will be played by Corey Hawkins (Iron Man 3), Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will fill in for his famous father, and Jason Mitchell (Broken City, Contraband) will take on the role of the late Eazy-E.

Cube and Dre posed alongside the actors and director F. Gary Gray.

“Finally found the cast for the NWA movie. Me, Gary Gray, Dre w/ Cube, Eazy & Dre #StraightOuttaCompton coming 8/14/15,” tweeted Cube.

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters on August 14, 2015. Production is set to begin this summer.

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  1. ChristianCrain



  2. 2bad2bme

    damn every artist in american history will have a bio pic…next will be a Rihanna film “Take a Bow”


    troof Reply:

    @2bad2bme, you just showed your age. N.W.A. are pioneers of hip hop.


    2bad2bme Reply:

    @troof, i never said they were not what are you talking about… a whitney houston movie, aaliyah, james brown, jimmy hendrix etc. are in the making my point was valid


    LadiiJ88 Reply:

    @2bad2bme,NWA’s biopic has been in talks for years, they wanted to make sure everything was right until they were ready to release it. NWA are legends to paved the way for gangsta rap if any artist deserves a biopic, it’s them.


  3. EveRyder

    I can’t wait to see it!!


  4. fromthe6

    wow can’t wait for this one


  5. ♫◘[JUDGE]◘♫

    Hope it’s good! All these Biopics got me excited!


  6. Spaska Angelova

    I enjoyed this information for Dr. Dre and Ice Cube!


  7. Sharp Tongue

    This is fantastic.


  8. LaMont

    What about MC Ren and DJ Yella who’s playing them? Are they going to be in the movie? They are a part of N.W.A.


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