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Synopsis: The rise and fall of controversial rap act N.W.A. is chronicled in this New Line Cinema production with F. Gary Gray (Law-Abiding Citizen) directing from a script by Andrea Berloff called "Straight Outta Compton". is the story of the rise and fall of the Compton, California-based rap group N.W.A. The members included Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, plus MC Ren and DJ Yella.

Another member, Arabian Prince, left N.W.A. before the group released the ground-breaking "Straight Outta Compton" album in 1988. The album, which featured the title track as well as "F*ck tha Police," triggered sales of 9 million units.

Cube left the group in 1990 over royalty disputes, went solo and warred with the group via songs. Infighting occurred as well, but after Eazy-E's AIDS-related death on March 26, 1995, all bad blood between the group ceased.


Ice Cube on the movie...

"We're taking it to the nooks and crannies, I think deeper than any other article or documentary on the group," Cube said. "These are the intimate conversations that helped forge N.W.A. To me, I think it's interesting to anybody who loves that era and I don't know any other movie where you can mix Gangster Rap, the F.B.I., L.A. riots, HIV, and fucking feuding with each other. This movie has everything from Darryl Gates and the battering ram. EVERYONE is involved. Dre, Eazy-E's estate, everyone."

During the LA Weekly interview, Ice Cube also spoke about rumors that he would be casting his son to play him in the film.

"That's a dream come true, but we're going to find the best actor to do the job," he said. "That's the thing about movies: You have got to find the best people to do the role. It is going to be a role that I think is right for unknowns, people who you haven't seen before. I think that's the best way to pull this off."
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Casting began last week. I could easily see Michael B. Jordan as a young Dre.

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The definitive biopic has already been made.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106500/
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Honestly didn't know wtf NWA was. I was a small kid during all that. Didn't know them for sure.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by dugan View Post
The definitive biopic has already been made.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106500/

I'l raise you...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106880/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Honestly didn't know wtf NWA was. I was a small kid during all that. Didn't know them for sure.
The pioneers of gangster rap.
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I'm in.
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Universal to Release N.W.A. Movie Straight Outta Compton in August 2015
Source: Universal Pictures
June 18, 2014

Following the news that the next Bourne movie was moved from an August 14, 2015 release to July 15, 2016 comes word from Universal that the August 14 date will instead go to Straight Outta Compton, the movie about N.W.A.

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. I don't think I bought that album, but I know I played Eazy-E's Eazy-Duz-It all the time.

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.
I worked in a music store around the time N.W.A. released Straight Outta Compton. It was the nearest chain record store to Compton and Eric Wright (Eazy-E) would come in frequently.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

man, f. this, f. the police, and f. gary gray.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Who the hell is Michael B. Jordan and why has everyone on the internet spent the past six months suggesting him for every role in every movie?
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Corey Hawkins looks more like Ren than Dre. Wonder if the movie's gonna show the "World Class Wreckin' Crew" days.

BTW, after looking over Gray's filmography, I've noticed that I've liked every movie he's done (That I've seen) Hope the streak continues.
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I really think that this should have been titled "No Vaseline".
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

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Who the hell is Michael B. Jordan and why has everyone on the internet spent the past six months suggesting him for every role in every movie?
He's the lead in Fruitvale Station. That pretty much launched his career and it's a terrific film.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by Jory View Post
Who the hell is Michael B. Jordan and why has everyone on the internet spent the past six months suggesting him for every role in every movie?
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but by doing a little Googling I found out that he's a former NBA basketball player who's considered to be the best of all time (even better than Lebron) and won six Championship titles with the Chicago Bulls.

He appeared in Space Jam and won acclaim for his acting ability, which I guess is why people want to see him in more movies.
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Who the hell is Michael B. Jordan and why has everyone on the internet spent the past six months suggesting him for every role in every movie?
He was one of the leads of the NBC/Directv series Friday Night Lights. It was a critically acclaimed High School Football drama. He starred in seasons 4 and 5 and that pretty much launched his career before he went into movies.

He's a really good young actor IMO.
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees View Post
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but by doing a little Googling I found out that he's a former NBA basketball player who's considered to be the best of all time (even better than Lebron) and won six Championship titles with the Chicago Bulls.

He appeared in Space Jam and won acclaim for his acting ability, which I guess is why people want to see him in more movies.







Michael Jordan. Former NBA star. 6-time NBA champion, Olympic Gold Medalist. Starred in 1 movie....Age 51




Michael B. Jordan. Actor. Former star of Friday Night Lights.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0430107/

Age 27
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Honestly didn't know wtf NWA was. I was a small kid during all that. Didn't know them for sure.
NWA is from Compton California and is regarded as one of the best West Coast Hip Hop groups from the 80's to early 90's. They were a pioneer in the genre. That group launched the careers of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy-E. You being from a small town in Texas and in your 20's, you probably were too young to know anything about the West Coast/East Coast rap rivalries that dominated that era.

I'm totally in for this movie. Glad to see that Dre and Cube have direct involvement with the movie creatively.
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Your reply there read like a VH1 Behind the Music introduction.
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Can't wait to see this. Was a big fan of NWA back in the day. Still play the music from time to time.
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Michael B Jordan was also in the Wire.
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Pretty cool that Cube's son is playing him. Hope he can act though!
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by Mondo Kane View Post
Corey Hawkins looks more like Ren than Dre.
That was my first thought.
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Originally Posted by Jory View Post
Who the hell is Michael B. Jordan and why has everyone on the internet spent the past six months suggesting him for every role in every movie?
I certainly remember the Internet was abuzz with pure joy when he was announced as Johnny Storm. I think every comic nerd was suggestin him for that role.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

I will definately check this out, but everything about the group has been covered very well. The Vh1 documentary, and 30 for 30 Straight outta LA.

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