NWA Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast and Release Date Revealed


NWA’s story is heading to the big screen.

Group member Ice Cube took to Twitter to officially confirm that the biopic titled Straight Outta Compton will hit theaters soon.

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

With the tweet he shared a photo that revealed part of the cast.

The leading roles of the film will be played by Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins will star as Dre, and  Jason Mitchell will be play the late Eazy-E. Each of the cast members were chosen and approved of by Cube, Dre and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods- Wright.

According to Universal, the F. Gary Gray-helmed film “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.”

Cube, Dre and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright serve as producers and also held script veto power.

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(Photo Credit: Twitter/Ice Cube)