By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 18, 2014 at 2:24PM
While the Tupac Shakur biopics (yes, there's now more than one) continue to grind their way through the development mill, credit to the folks behind NWA flick "Straight Outta Compton" for getting it done. It probably helps that former members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are producers on this but still, the thing is cast and ready to roll and now the first look at filmmakers and actors has arrived. Check it out below. The movie opens August 14, 2015.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON 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.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.