Following news of actors being cast in the roles of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Universal Pictures announces the release date for the anticipated N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and releases the first cast photo.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins will star in the film as Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre, respectively.
The film, itself, hits theaters August 14, 2015.
Directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job), Straight Outta Compton will tell the story of hip-hop’s “Most Dangerous Group,” N.W.A. It will show how the young rap group — consisting of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, MC Ren — revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Cube and Dre serve as executive producers, alongside Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright, as well as Will Packer.