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Cast Of N.W.A. Biopic Revealed + Movie Release Date Confirmed

By Teonny Spears / Published on Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 21:38 PM / 56 Comments

The biopic about the lives of N.W.A. is really happening, and Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that the film, which is titled Straight Outta Compton, will be released on Friday, August 14, 2015 — a slot originally reserved for the next Bourne film, which has been pushed to 2016.

Also announced was the cast of the group’s three main members as O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, and Corey Hawkins, will portray Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre respectively. Dr. Dre originally wanted to be portrayed by Michael B. Jordan, but he couldn’t do it due to his upcoming role in the reboot of the Fantasic Four.

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Set in the mid-1980s, the film will chronicle how five young men translated their experiences growing up in the hood into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation, and revolutionized music and pop culture forever while igniting a cultural war.

The Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Tomica Woods-Wright (Eazy’s widow) produced film will be directed by Friday and Set It Off director F. Gary Gray.

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About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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