Straight Outta Compton Movie Announced For 2015
Created: 06/19/2014 - 23:21 | Updated: 33 weeks 3 days Ago
Universal Pictures has announced Straight Outta Compton for an August 14, 2015 release.
In addition, an image featuring the cast and filmmakers has been released.
Straight Outta Compton will be directed by F. Gary Gray starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.
Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright are onboard as producers, with Will Packer and F. Gary Gray executive producing.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
(clockwise, from top left): producer ICE CUBE, director F. GARY GRAY, producer DR. DRE, COREY HAWKINS (Dr. Dre), JASON MITCHELL (Eazy-E) and O'SHEA JACKSON JR. (Ice Cube).
Photo Credit: Todd MacMillan/Universal Pictures
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