straight outta compton


The boys in the hood are always hard heading to the big screen.

Original N.W.A member Ice Cube confirmed via Twitter that a biopic about the famous rap group from the late '80s titled Straight Outta Compton is happening, but not just that—he revealed the release date and part of the cast!

"Finally found the cast for the NWA movie. Me, Gary Gray, Dre w/ Cube, Eazy & Dre coming 8/14/15," the rapper tweeted. The studio has assembled its leading threesome to tackle the roles of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and the late Eazy-E. The three parties with approval—Cube, Dre and Eazy-E's widow Tomica Wright—have reportedly signed off on the actors who will play the core members of the seminal rap group.

So who's been tapped for the roles?!

Cube will be played by his son, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Marcus Callender will star as Dre, and Eazy will be played by Jason Mitchell.

Callender has appeared on TV shows like Elementary and Blue Bloods, Mitchell has scored minor roles in movies including Contraband, Broken City and Dragon Eyes. Meanwhile, Jackson does not have any previous work in film, but he can surely get some tips and tricks from his rapper-turned-actor father.

Casting is clearly not complete yet, with Cube tweeting, "Still looking for our MC Ren and DJ Yella. coming 8/14/15."

"I'm totally involved, I'm engulfed in it," Ice Cube recently told MTV News, saying that the film will be shot in Compton. "This is our legacy, you can't play with this, there's no cutting corners. I'm fully engulfed in that movie, very anal about it. It gotta be right."

According to Universal, the F. Gary Gray-helmed film "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."

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