NWA Biopic Casts Actors for MC Ren and DJ Yella
The pair join O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell who will play Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively.
Director F. Gary Gray is directing the film with Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright and Matt Alvarez serving as producers.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ chronicles the life and music of N.W.A as Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella became the “World’s Most Dangerous Rap Group” in the late 1980s.
“I’m totally involved, I’m engulfed in it,” said Cube about the biopic. “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.”
‘Straight Outta Compton’ is scheduled to open in theaters on Aug. 14, 2015.