After nearly five years, Straight Outta Compton finally has a release date.
Universal announced in a statement on Wednesday that the N.W.A. biopic centered around the rise of hip-hop’s most infamous rap group will hit theaters August 14, 2015. Original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre also tweeted the first official photo featuring the cast which includes Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube). The O’Shea casting is a major victory for Ice Cube who had been hoping that the actor, who is also his son, would land the role.
The parts of MC Ren and DJ Yella have yet to be filled. F. Gary Gray is set to direct the film.
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