The world’s most dangerous group is coming to the big screen. In 2015, Universal Pictures will release the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, based on the story of the notorious West Coast rap group.
The film doesn’t hit theaters until August 14, but Ice Cube premiered the first trailer during a concert in Sydney, Australia this month. Several fans captured the bootleg footage and uploaded it to YouTube.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the movie stars Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), and Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plays his father.
In the action-packed clip, we get a first glimpse at the Compton crew on the rocky road to stardom, including scenes of Dr. Dre in prison and a high-speed police chase.
“Let me tell you what I see here: A lot of raw talent, swagger, bravado. People are scared of you guys, they think you’re dangerous, but you have a unique voice. The world needs to hear it,” says Paul Giamatti, who stars as Jerry Heller, N.W.A.’s manager and the co-founder of Ruthless Records.
Get a first look at one of the most anticipated films of 2015 below.