‘Leverage’ & ‘Walking Dead’ Actors Join N.W.A. Cast
The N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, is still adding actors to its cast. Aldis Hodge from TNT’s Leverage and Neil Brown Jr. from AMC’s Walking Dead will play MC Ren and DJ Yella respectively.
These two actors will join Jason Mitchell, Marcus Callender and O’Shea Jackson, who snagged the leading roles of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube last month.
After receiving much backlash from a highly offensive casting call, production is likely casting with care. The agency used language like “hottest of the hot,” “Beyoncé prototype” and “poor, not in good shape” to detail the skin tone and body types of the ladies required. The company has since apologized.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film is currently in production and is set to be released August 14, 2015.
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