Universal Pictures has just announced the release date for their highly-anticipated biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton, which hits theaters this summer.
The new film, directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job), will be produced by the two original N.W.A. members, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.
Super producer Will Packer also serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
Check out the new promo pic below…
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre debuted the photo above of the cast this morning via Twitter. Cube, Gray & Dre stand above the movie’s stars: O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son), Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell, who play Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ synopsis:
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.
Straight Outta Compton hits theaters next summer, August 14, 2015.