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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.

Casting Woes Stalling NWA Biopic - Michael B. Jordan Was Top Choice To Play Dr Dre + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 30, 2014 2:39 PM
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Casting Woes Stalling NWA Biopic - Michael B. Jordan Was Top Choice To Play Dr Dre + More...

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.

Director F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For N.W.A. Biopic (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2014 8:08 PM
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F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For His N.W.A. Biopic (Details)

Movement On Big Screen Adaptation Of Crime Novel 'Respect the Jux' - Author Takes Initiative

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2014 12:52 PM
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Movement On Big Screen Adaptation Of Crime Novel 'Respect the Jux' - Author Takes Initiative

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

F. Gary Gray's In-Limbo 'Kane & Lynch' Adaptation Is Alive. Jamie Foxx & Bruce Willis Replaced

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 5, 2013 8:05 PM
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F. Gary Gray's In-Limbo 'Kane & Lynch' Adaptation Is Alive. Jamie Foxx & Bruce Willis Replaced

F. Gary Gray Combines Love For Harley-Davidson & Filmmaking In New Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2013 1:24 PM
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If you didn't already know, director F. Gary Gray is also a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, and he combines his two passions (filmmaking and motocycling) in a new documentary, which will debut on www.h-d.com/ironelite.