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Official Cast for 'Straight Outta Compton' Announced, First Look Revealed

June 19, 2014 (7:28 am) GMT
O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell are posing with producers Ice Cube and Dr. Dre as well as director F. Gary Gray.
Official Cast for 'Straight Outta Compton' Announced, First Look Revealed

Universal Pictures announces the official main cast for biopic "". , Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell are set to play , , and the late Eazy-E respectively. They are seen posing for a picture with producers Dr. Dre and Ice Cube along with director F. Gary Gray.

Dr. Dre originally wanted to play him in the drama, but the actor who rose to stardom with "" was already attached to "". Before the official announcement was made, Marcus Callender was rumored landing the role. Meanwhile, Cube has long been lobbying to get his son Jackson Jr. in the biopic.

The movie will depict the rise and fall of the Compton, California-based rap group N.W.A. Other members of the hip-hop group included MC Ren and DJ Yella. Arabian Prince was also among the founding members, but he left shortly after MC Ren joined the gang. Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright will serve as a producer along with Cube and Dre.

The movie is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2015, which was originally booked for an . The starrer is now pushed back to July 15, 2016.

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