Release Date: August 14, 2015
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: F. Gary Gray
Rating: R (for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use)
Screenwriter: Andrea Berloff
Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge,Paul Giamatti, Marlon Yates Jr., R. Marcus Taylor, Carra Patterson, Alexandra Shipp, Lex Montgomery, Elena Goode, Keith Powers, Keith Stanfield, Lisa Renee Pitts,
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.
The film stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Jason Mitchell as Easy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella and Aldis Hodge as MC Ren.
Also featured in the film are Keith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg, Corey Reynolds as Lonzo Williams, Carra Patterson as Tomica Woods, Eazy-E’s widow, Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller, manager of the group and Alexandra Shipp as Kim Jackson, Ice Cube’s wife.
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.
Featurette – A Look Inside
Clip – Dr. Dre Tells His Mother He Knows What He Wants To Do
Clip – Dr. Dre helps Easy-E
Clip – NWA Answers Questions At A Press Conference
Clip – LAPD
Clip – N.W.A. finishes SOC in Studio