Yesterday we did a round up of the casting rumours for the forthcoming Straight Outta Compton, today they released the first cast photo and the players are slightly different.
The back row is Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, and Dr. Dre.
The front row is O’Shea Jackson as his father Ice Cube (holy family resemblance Batman!), Jason Mitchell as Easy E, and Corey Hawkins as Dre (thought to be Marcus Callender yesterday).
No word on casting for Yella or MC Ren, but the official release date is now set at 14 August 2015.
Here’s the release from Universal:
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.