In the upcoming Straight Outta Compton movie (to be released on August 14) actor Marcus Callender will play Dr. Dre, Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., will portray his father, and Eazy-E will be played by Jason Mitchell. Named after the legendary 1988 debut album, the film details the origins and eventual demise of N.W.A., whose lineup included Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and Eazy-E.
“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.”