Check Out the Cast of N.W.A. Biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Following the announcement that highly-anticipated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton will be released on August 14, 2015 (originally slotted for the next Bourne film, but that has now been moved to 2016), Universal Pictures released a photo of the confirmed cast.

The younger version of Ice Cube will be played by his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. A spitting image of his dad joins Jason Mitchell, who insiders say earned the role of Eazy-E after an out-of-the-park screen test. He previously played small roles in Broken City and Contraband.

Corey Hawkins – who was last seen in the Orlando BloomCondola Rashad production of Romeo and Juliet on Broadway, in which he played Tybalt – beat out numerous candidates for the coveted role of Dr. Dre (including Marcus Callender).

F. Gary Gray (Friday) will direct the drama, which will be produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre alongside Matt Alvarez and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright.

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).

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Seems like this can only be behind the music-style movie.

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 young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.