The N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” has picked actors to depict Dr. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy E.
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The N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” is one step closer to begin shooting. Insiders tell “The Hollywood Reporter” filmmakers have cast actors for the leading roles of N.W.A. rappers Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Earlier we reported that Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., will depict his father in the biopic.
Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr., provides a little name recognition, the other two actors are more unknown names. Marcus Callender will take on the role of Dr. Dre, while Jason Mitchell will play the late Eazy-E. Marcus Callender has had small roles in CBS’s series “Blue Bloods” and “Elementary.” Jason Mitchell’s resumé is also relatively short, with small parts in the films “Broken City” and “Contraband.” If this movie is good this could be break out roles for all three actors. I am beginning to think that 2014 is all about the biopics!
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Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are executive producing the film along with Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright. Director F. Gary Gray of “Friday” fame will helm the biopic.
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