Yesterday, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre confirmed that the biopic Straight Outta Compton is in the works, and in usual N.W.A. fashion, these guys are going big.
On August 14 2015, we’ll all get a front row look at the struggles and triumphs of the iconic rap group N.W.A. Original members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre debuted the first photo of the cast yesterday on Twitter, including (clockwise, from top left): Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jacksin Jr. (Ice Cube).
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre will take the driver’s seat as the film’s producers, joined by producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. We can expect the highly-anticipated movie to tell the true story of how the group was raised in the most dangerous streets in the country and turned their experiences into a musical and cultural revolution. Of course, we hope the film will also pay tribute to their fallen member, the “Godfather of Gangsta Rap,” Eazy-E.
To hold you over until next summer, take a look at our gallery to remember the best of N.W.A.
[Photo Credit: Credit: Todd MacMillan/Universal Pictures]