NWA Biopic Finalizes Casts

Three up-and-coming actors have snagged the lead roles in the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Playing the part of Eazy-E is Jason Mitchell, a New Orleans-based actor, who’s appeared on the big screen in films such as Broken City and Contraband.

Marcus Callender landed the role of Dr. Dre. The New York’s Shakespeare Lab alum has also been in front of the camera before in the television series Blue Bloods and Elementary.


And last but certainly not least, Ice Cube successfully lobbied for his son, O’Shea Jackson, to play the rapper-turned-actor in the movie.

The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, will begin production at the end of the summer and is set for release on August 14, 2015.

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