We finally get our first look at the cast of, a seeming labor of love with the involvement of director F. Gary Gray and the seeing participation of the members of N.W.A. as we see the debut of the cast. The photo shows they were successful in attempts of cloning Ice Cube and accelerated his growth so the actor could in fact portray himself. Full details below:
Universal Pictures announces the cast and filmmakers of Straight Outta Compton (clockwise, from top left): producer ICE CUBE, director F. GARY GRAY, producer DR. DRE, COREY HAWKINS (Dr. Dre), JASON MITCHELL (Eazy-E) and O’SHEA JACKSON JR. (Ice Cube).
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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON hits theaters 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.
Source: Universal Pictures