We officially have a big movie date to look forward to next year. Universal Pictures has solidified the release date for the highly anticipated NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The Gary F. Gray-directed movie will hit theaters on Aug. 14, 2015. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube also shared another nugget information about the project: the main cast. The film's producers tweeted pictures of the actors who will fill their shoes. O'Shea Jackson Jr. will be playing his father Ice Cube, Jason Mitchell will be playing Eazy-E and Corey Hawkins will be Dr. Dre.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 18, 2014
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre will be sharing producing duties with Matt Alvarez, Tomica Woods-Wright and Will Packer as executive producer alongside Gray.
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