There have been rumblings for quote some time now about a biopic to be released about the life and times of one of the most influential rap groups in history, N.W.A. On Wednesday, one of the founding fathers of the group, Dr. Dre, tweeted out a picture to confirm the release date of August 14 of 2015 featuring the cast.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) June 18, 2014
Now if anyone is wondering at first glance why the resemblance between Ice Cube and the actor portraying him, O’Shea Jackson Jr., is so uncanny, that’s because that is indeed his real-life son.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the N.W.A. biopic was able to take the August 2015 slot due to the next installment in the Bourne franchise being pushed back a year to 2016.
The preview released for the upcoming film tells you everything that you need to know about what lengths the movie will cover.
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.
This should be one of more talked about movies of the 2015 summer film season, and with an official release date now out there, all that’s left to do is wait.