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Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

August 26, 2014 (6:59 am) GMT
The 'Short Term 12' actor will play the young version of the 'Young, Wild and Free' rapper in the biographical film.
Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

is added to the cast ensemble of "", The Wrap learns. The actor who showed off his rap skills in 2013's critically acclaimed film "" is tapped to play a young in the upcoming biopic.

is set to play his own father , while Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell are attached to portray and the late Eazy-E respectively. Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. join the pic as the group's other members MC Ren and DJ Yella.

The movie is booked for August 14, 2015. 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.

Stanfield, 23, was last seen in "". He will next play civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in Martin Luther King Jr. film "" and plays a role in biopic "" where serves as a director and plays the main character.

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