There’s a movie about The Most Dangerous Rap Group coming and casting is well underway.
**UPDATE: CASTING AND RELEASE DATE [OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED](https://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.