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Straight Outta Compton has a cast photo and release date

Jun. 18, 2014by: Graham McMorrow

There has now been some official casting choices for the three main characters in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. As we reported earlier this month, Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will play Cube, Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-E, and Corey Hawkins will play as Dr. Dre.

Here’s the official info from Universal followed by the cast photo:

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.

In that photo you see, clockwise from top left, producer Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray (FRIDAY, SET IT OFF, THE ITALIAN JOB), producer Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube).

What do you guys think of the casting? Pretty solid if you ask me; I’m definitely looking forward to see how they handle this biopic as it will surely cover some powerful and dramatic happenings of the 1980s. I wouldn't be surprised if the first poster for the movie was just the parental advisory sticker.

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON will hit theaters on August 14, 2015.

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9:40PM on 06/18/2014

No Eazy??

Wish they had included eazy e, though obviously it could only be the actor. Looks cool! Prob wont see it (unless it gets good critic buzz) but stoked they are making an NWA movie. Would be awesome if they covered the entanglement with the JDL.
Wish they had included eazy e, though obviously it could only be the actor. Looks cool! Prob wont see it (unless it gets good critic buzz) but stoked they are making an NWA movie. Would be awesome if they covered the entanglement with the JDL.
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10:23PM on 06/18/2014
Eazy E died in 1995.But no MC Ren and DJ Yella which is odd.May`be they haven`t been cast yet but you`d still think the real life guys would be in this photo.
Eazy E died in 1995.But no MC Ren and DJ Yella which is odd.May`be they haven`t been cast yet but you`d still think the real life guys would be in this photo.
4:44AM on 06/19/2014
big fan of nwa?
big fan of nwa?
5:39AM on 06/19/2014
I love their lyrics [link]!/search?q=nwa But i`d prefer a Wu tang clan movie more interesting "characters." .
I love their lyrics [link]!/search?q=nwa But i`d prefer a Wu tang clan movie more interesting "characters." .
12:16PM on 06/19/2014
What do you mean?
What do you mean?
5:29PM on 06/19/2014
Wu-Tang clan or "shaolin" each member of Wu tang has his own personality and different style of rapping.N.W.A is members just gangsta rap.Wu Tang is very Kung Fu ,wu tang is a martial art itself.Wu tang movie could be a biography movie with rap music but add in fight scenes as well,how cool would that be.
Wu-Tang clan or "shaolin" each member of Wu tang has his own personality and different style of rapping.N.W.A is members just gangsta rap.Wu Tang is very Kung Fu ,wu tang is a martial art itself.Wu tang movie could be a biography movie with rap music but add in fight scenes as well,how cool would that be.
8:38PM on 06/18/2014
Broke tha bee's grip, started to run
Back to tha crib, grabbed tha elephant gun
She's grubbin, thighs rubbin in a hot pursuit
I loaded up tha gun bout ready to shoot
She kept on comin because of addiction
Legs on fire because of friction
My gun broke, now I was doomed
Dropped tha double barrel, grabbed tha harpoon.

:)
Broke tha bee's grip, started to run
Back to tha crib, grabbed tha elephant gun
She's grubbin, thighs rubbin in a hot pursuit
I loaded up tha gun bout ready to shoot
She kept on comin because of addiction
Legs on fire because of friction
My gun broke, now I was doomed
Dropped tha double barrel, grabbed tha harpoon.

:)
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7:28PM on 06/18/2014

I have no clue whether they can act or not..

..but they all look uncannily like their counterparts.
..but they all look uncannily like their counterparts.
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7:27PM on 06/18/2014

Yo Dre......get your bitch ass into the studio and finish up Detox!!

Standing around looking important when he knows everyone's waiting on Detox........bitch ass [link] yea straight out of Compton looks ok.
Standing around looking important when he knows everyone's waiting on Detox........bitch ass [link] yea straight out of Compton looks ok.
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7:19PM on 06/18/2014
If F. Gary Gray is directing I am in no matter what.
If F. Gary Gray is directing I am in no matter what.
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