Today though is the most positive, forward news around the biopic, titled Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube premiered the trailer while out in tour in Australia and a savvy fan uploaded it to YouTube. The trailer, albeit in not the greatest quality, does show everything N.W.A. culture in a series of quick-edit glimpses. Pretty cool. Somethin’ to look forward to this August 14th, the current release date for the film.
Wow, crazy news out of the set of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic — Straight Outta Compton. While filming at the Compton Courthouse, gunfire rang from a passing car, NOT intended at anyone in the cast or the film, but at neighborhood guys flashing gang signs, reports TMZ. The bullets were close to the set and one of the neighborhood guys was shot, but survived the wound.
Talk about a “life meets art” moment. Glad this only amounted to a scare.
Straight Outta Compton, the movie, is coming and it looks serious from this first photo revealed above. From top left to right, clockwise: Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube).
Filming is set for this July and today, Universal announced the date it’ll be in theatres: August 14, 2015. As you can see, I think they nailed the cast in terms of looks (the process said to have taken 6 months). Seeing present-day Cube and Dre in this photo is just very cool. Fortunately for the movie, they’re producing, along with Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. Here’s the film’s premise, via Universal, and Ice Cube summing it up even more concisely. Looking forward to it.
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.
We’re telling the story from the inception of N.W.A. to the death of Eazy-E and that’s the story.