‘Straight Outta Compton’, A Movie About N.W.A., Is Happening, Casting Underway

NWA

There’s a movie about The Most Dangerous Rap Group coming and casting is well underway.

**UPDATE: CASTING AND RELEASE DATE [OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED](http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/06/first-straight-outta-compton-cast-photo-released-cast-slightly-changed-from-leaked/)**

[THR has the scoop](http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nwa-biopic-casts-dr-dre-712055) on the casting so far:

O’Shea Jackson, Ice Cube’s Son, is playing Ice Cube.

Marcus Callender, who has done a bunch of TV work, is playing Dr. Dre.

Jason Mitchell, Who I have never heard of, is playing Easy E.

Also interesting, apparently at least one sequence has been shot already to qualify for a California tax credit. So the film is definitely happening.

_Straight Outta Compton_ is directed by F. Gary Gray and doesn’t have an official release date as yet.

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