Access Hollywood reports that Straight Outta Compton, the long-in-development N.W.A. biopic, has finally been cast and now has a release date. Ice Cube updated his Twitter followers on the film, even including the first cast photo.
On Wednesday, Universal Pictures announced Straight Outta Compton will hit theaters on August 14, 2015. Along with the announcement, the studio also unveiled the first photo of the cast. Dr. Dre will be played by Corey Hawkins, Eazy-E by Jason Mitchell, and Ice Cube – whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, will be portrayed by his real-life son, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
“Still looking for our MC Ren and DJ Yella,” Ice Cube noted in another Tweet the same day.
According to Universal, Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these Los Angeles 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. The biopic will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Negotiator, The Italian Job) and produced by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Matt Alvarez and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright.
Below is video of Ice Cube talking about the film and hits roots as an MC.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 18, 2014