‘Straight Outta Compton’ Trailer and Movie Posters Released [VIDEO]
We are about four months away until the release of the most anticipated movie of the summer (at least for rap fans) hits theaters. The theatrical trailer for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has arrived and it gives us a preview of what we should expect from the film.
Actors Jason Mitchell (as Easy-E), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (as Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (as Dr. Dre), Aldis Hodge (as MC Ren) and Neil Brown Jr. (as DJ Yella) all convincingly look and portray the World’s Most Dangerous Group to a tee. If you need further proof, just look at the character posters of the individual members, which were also released as well.
In the trailer, we see N.W.A deal with police harassment and poverty in their Compton neighborhood. From there, we get several glimpses of the iconic group’s rise to stardom behind the backdrop of the L.A. Riots.
Veteran actor Paul Giamatti plays the role of Jerry Heller, who managed N.W.A. and Eazy-E from the beginning of their careers. He tries to stop the police, who are obviously not fond of their music, from arresting the group in the clip.
“You cannot come down here and arrest my clients because of what they look like,” he yells, as the authorities handcuff them without probable cause.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton arrives in theaters on Aug. 14. Watch the theatrical trailer above.
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