Dr. Dre, Eazy-E Cast For N.W.A. Biopic
Universal Pictures has kept the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton
Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright, who have been in charge of casting, have plucked big-screen newbies Marcus Callendar and Jason Mitchell for the project. The news comes after Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., was recently selected to play the role of his father in the film, have been cast to fill in the remaining parts.
Callendar, a classically trained thespian from New York’s Shakespeare Lab, will play Beats billionaire, Dr. Dre. Dre originally wanted Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to play him, but was booked for Fantastic Four. As for the part of Eazy-E, Mitchell rocked his screen test without any previous acting experience.
Producers were waiting for Wright’s approval on prospective cast members. With the trio complete, Universal plans on getting the ball rolling in the upcoming months.