O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins and Paul Giamatti star in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Watch the movie trailers and see the photos and poster in the gallery below. The story chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic West Coast “gangsta rap” group N.W.A. and its members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella.
Release Date: August 14, 2015
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Director: F. Gary Gray
Screenwriter: Andrea Berloff
Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr.
Running Time: 2 hrs. 27 min.
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use.
Official Website: StraightOuttaCompton.com
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men, fronted by Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), 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.