Universal Pictures has unleashed the first trailer for Straight Outta Compton, which chronicles the rise of the rap group N.W.A, compromised of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E. The trailer, with an introduction from Cube and Dre, sets the stage for what promises to be a very personal look into the band’s formation, and their life in Compton during the Rodney King Riots. Full of violence, drugs, and nudity, almost everything you’d expect from a film about the rap music world, and is certainly not safe for work. Check it out below.
This looks incredibly promising, and could end up being one of the best biopics we’ve seen in some time. The formation and events surrounding N.W.A., and the talent it brought to the world, sets the stage for something that could be really great. It’s good to see that no stones seem to be left unturned, as Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were directly involved in the making of the film, and they seem to be wanting to bring the real life story to life as best as possible.
Straight Outta Compton stars Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and is directed by F. Gary Gray.
The film opens on August 14, 2015.
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.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). 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.