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Agency, Studio & Filmmakers Behind N.W.A. Biopic Release Statements on Casting Call Outrage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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Sande Alessi Casting posted an open call earlier this week that sought women in four categories: “B girls” were to be “light-skinned,” “D girls” were “African American… Poor, not in good shape."

Meet the Starring Cast of Universal's N.W.A. Biopic, in Costume, as the Characters They'll Play + Release Date Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2014 2:19 PM
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The upcoming film was set to begin shooting this summer for a release next year, according to producers. Further casting announcements should be just around the corner.

Ice Cube's Son Has Been Cast to Play Him in F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2014 4:20 PM
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When asked a year ago, producer Ice Cube said that no promises had been made to anyone regarding casting, and everyone was going to have to earn whatever role is given to them.

F. Gary Gray Looking For "Hood Factor" and "Street Cred" in Cast for Upcoming N.W.A. Biopic

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 7, 2014 11:33 AM
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Recall back in February, when we posted some details on the casting of Universal Pictures N.W.A. biopic, directed by F. Gary Gray (with Jonathan Herman writing the last draft), and produced by Ice Cube, former member of the seminal rap group.

A 3rd 'Barbershop' Movie Is In Development. Ice Cube Negotiating Huge Payday To Reprise His Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2014 7:49 PM
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A 3rd 'Barbershop' Movie Is In Development. Ice Cube Negotiating Huge Payday To Reprise His Role

Universal Pictures Dates Sequel To 'Ride Along' For January 2016. Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer Returning

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2014 7:26 PM
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Universal Pictures Dates Sequel To 'Ride Along' For January 2016. Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer Returning

Ice Cube Pushing For His Son To Play Him In N.W.A. Biopic + Says Film Will Be Comprehensive

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2014 12:11 PM
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Ice Cube Pushing For His Son To Play Him In N.W.A. Biopic + Says Film Will Be Comprehensive
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Sequel To 'Ride Along' All Set To Go This Summer - Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer Returning

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 18, 2014 5:06 PM
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Sequel To 'Ride Along' All Set To Go This Summer - Time Story, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer Returning

'Ride Along' Sets New January and MLK Holiday Weekend Box Office Records

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 20, 2014 3:44 PM
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'Ride Along' Sets New January and MLK Holiday Weekend Box Office Records

Universal Picks Up N.W.A. Biopic From New Line w/ F. Gary Gray Directing. New Writer Hired

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2013 6:46 PM
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Universal Picks Up N.W.A. Biopic From New Line w/ F. Gary Gray Directing. New Writer Hired