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N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Finds Its MC Ren and DJ Yella

July 30, 2014 (6:55 am) GMT
Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. round up the main casting of the biographical film produced by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.
N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Finds Its MC Ren and DJ Yella

"" is completing its casting. Aldis Hodge (") is tapped to play 's member MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. (") is confirmed to portray another member DJ Yella in the upcoming biopic.

, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell are set to play the group's members , , and the late Eazy-E respectively. Arabian Prince was also among the founding members, but he left shortly after MC Ren joined the gang.

The movie is booked for August 14, 2015, which was originally booked for an . The starrer is now pushed back to July 15, 2016. F. Gary Gray ("") will direct the pic from a script by Jonathan Herman.

Cube and Dre serve as producers for the biopic along with Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright. Cube described it as a "dramatic story that encompasses hip-hop, dope-dealing, Reaganomics, AIDS, LAPD, rap feuds, FBI, PMRC, the Parental Advisory stickers on the records... all of it."

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