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Movie bosses announce N.W.A. biopic cast

Movie bosses announce N.W.A. biopic cast

'STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON:'O'Shea Jackson, Jr. and Ice Cube at an event last month. O'Shea Jackson, Jr. will play his father in the N.W.A. biopic. Photo: Associated Press

Bosses at Universal movie studios have confirmed Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., and Jason Mitchell will lead the cast of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”

Reports suggesting newcomer Marcus Callender had been cast as rapper Dr. Dre in the film surfaced earlier this week, but on Wednesday, movie executives revealed “Non-Stop” star Hawkins would take on the role.

As previously reported, Mitchell and Ice Cube’s son, Jackson, Jr., will portray the late Eazy-E and Ice Cube, respectively.

F. Gary Gray will direct the film about the Compton, California rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella’s rise to fame in the late 1980s and their subsequent split in 1991.

The movie is scheduled to hit theaters next August.

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