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On-Set Photo Shows Production For F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Film Is Underway (Pic)

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 14, 2012 9:49 AM
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It looks like F. Gary Gray has his cast for the his upcoming NWA project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that's apparently now on its way to becoming realized, if the above photo is any indication.

Late last night, Dr Dre posted the above photo to Twitter, along with the caption:

Dre & F Gary Gray - The NWA Movie kicks off the collaboration! Expect more incredible projects from this powerhouse duo

Last we wrote about it, Ice Cube said in an interview that it was definitely happening, but he didn't reveal much detail. He did say they were on the hunt for a director. But the project has obviously found its guy in Gray.

And soon after that, F. Gary Gray launched an open casting call for the project, via the web, with the intent being to cast unknowns in the film's starring roles. Of course I'm really curious to know what actors they eventually went with. We'll find out soon enough.

Gray's last big screen project was in 2009 with Law Abiding Citizen. Since then he's been attached to helm 3 or more different projects, though none stuck - except this one; would be great to see him back at work again.

Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez are producing the NWA project via Cube Vision, along with Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Woods.

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  • jason kizzee | September 16, 2013 2:06 PMReply

    Im trying to get in touch with F.Gary Gray. We go back to the Centinela park days. I wanted to help with production on this project.j.kizee@yahoo,com.

  • eriq Lee | December 6, 2012 4:21 PMReply

    theres a guy who looks like ice cubes spitten image catch and follow him on Facebook his name is young harlem on Facebook you guys would be crazy not to hire him for the spot...wait till you see how on point he is with the cube character its self freakin mind blown

  • James O'Brien | November 20, 2012 11:51 PMReply

    Here's my picks for a N.W.A. movie:
    *Eazy-E - Kevin Hart
    *Dr. Dre - Laz Alonso
    *Ice Cube - Chiwetel Ejiofor
    *MC Ren - Derek Luke
    *DJ Yella - Tahj Mowry

  • Nadine | October 15, 2012 8:12 PMReply

    Wonderful... a movie about the death of Hip Hop. Who is going to play the representative from Seagram's who helps to fund "gangsta rap" for the masses?

  • Terence | October 15, 2012 7:42 PMReply

    Will somebody tell Cube that his lil 5ft Crime Bro #1 from "Friday After Next@ is trying to reach out to him. Terence (323) 470-8157. I wanna fight DEBO!

  • Adam Scott Thompson | August 14, 2012 12:20 PMReply

    Dre is a monster. lol

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