Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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Straight Outta Compton Synopsis
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
Straight Outta Compton Release Date
In Theaters August 14, 2015
Straight Outta Compton Credits
Starring: O’Shea Jackson, Jr.; Corey Hawkins; Jason Mitchell; Neil Brown, Jr.; Aldis Hodge; and Paul Giamatti
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Produced by: Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez, F. Gary Gray, Scott Bernstein, and Dr. Dre
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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The Straight Outta Compton Trailer Is Surprising And Epic The Straight Outta Compton Trailer Is Surprising And Epic
Could Straight Outta Compton be an outside bet at the Oscars this year? Watch the trailer after the jump to find out.
by Mike Reyes April 1, 2015 discussion comments
Straight Outta Compton Red Band Trailer Is Full Of Partying, Car Chases, And Music History Straight Outta Compton Red Band Trailer Is Full Of Partying, Car Chases, And Music History
The annual Grammy Awards were held this evening, so it only makes sense that the biggest upcoming musical biopic would release its first trailer at the exact same time. But this is no ordinary trailer for Straight Outta Compton - this is a red band trailer. Prepare for NSFW!
by Eric Eisenberg February 8, 2015 discussion comments
Suge Knight Allegedly Killed Someone On The Straight Outta Compton Set Suge Knight Allegedly Killed Someone On The Straight Outta Compton Set
The NWA biopic has suffered another controversial blow, this time from one of its historical subjects. Read on to learn about the tragic incident that occurred on the set.
by Mike Reyes January 29, 2015 discussion comments
NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton Finds Its Snoop Dogg NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton Finds Its Snoop Dogg
The NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton is in the thick of production, and picking up momentum with the announcement of a dash of Snoop Dog.
by Kristy Puchko August 27, 2014 discussion comments
Paul Giamatti Playing Manager And Possible Villain In NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton Paul Giamatti Playing Manager And Possible Villain In NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton
After a slew of casting catastrophes and controversies, Straight Outta Compton has landed a celebrated actor in Paul Giamatti. And with this casting coup, the NWA biopic has secured its biggest movie star.
by Kristy Puchko August 17, 2014 discussion comments
Filming On NWA Biopic Interrupted By Shooting Filming On NWA Biopic Interrupted By Shooting
As much as things change, they stay the same. Almost thirty years ago, N.W.A. shot to fame rapping about the drive by shootings, gang wars and random violence in Compton. Last week, the group’s much hyped biopic, Straight Outta Compton, was interrupted by that very same violence after gunfire erupted just off the set.
by Mack Rawden August 13, 2014 discussion comments
Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Pulled Because Of Racism Accusations Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Pulled Because Of Racism Accusations
Hollywood is a tough place to try and land work. Often, casting agencies are looking for specific appearances, and if someone doesn’t fit the idea they’re looking for, they’re simply discarded and told to move along. Some of this is natural, of course, but now and again, these calls can go so hyper-specific and stereotypical, they can start to seem judgmental and offensive.
by Mack Rawden July 17, 2014 discussion comments
Straight Outta Compton Reveals First Look And Release Date Straight Outta Compton Reveals First Look And Release Date
In the photograph up top, you'll see (clockwise) Ice Cube, Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (as young Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (as the late Eazy-E), and O'Shea Jackson Junior (as young Ice Cube).
by Kristy Puchko June 20, 2014 discussion comments
The NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton Has Found Its Lead Actors The NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton Has Found Its Lead Actors
The NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton ran into some serious trouble last month when Michael B. Jordan - who had been eyed to play a young Dr. Dre - had to walk away from the project due to his commitments to Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
by Eric Eisenberg June 17, 2014 discussion comments
NWA Biopic In Trouble After Michael B. Jordan Exits NWA Biopic In Trouble After Michael B. Jordan Exits
Jordan was a casting choice favored by Dr. Dre himself. He and Ice Cube are serving as producers on Straight Outta Compton, along with Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Wright.
by Kristy Puchko May 1, 2014 discussion comments
Universal May Revive F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Biopic Universal May Revive F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Biopic
Andrea Berloff’s script would document the formation of the group, which shined a light on budding rap stars like Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Easy E. Compton reportedly will follow the group from its first days, and go all the way through Ice Cube’s solo career and the formation of Dre’s Death Row Records.
by Sean O'Connell November 20, 2012 discussion comments
F. Gary Gray Opens Casting Call To Find Actors To Play N.W.A. F. Gary Gray Opens Casting Call To Find Actors To Play N.W.A.
Casting unknowns is the only way to go with a Compton movie. No one in the Hollywood system has what it takes to nail the roles of such volatile artists as Cube, Dre and Eazy.
by Sean O'Connell June 20, 2012 discussion comments
F. Gary Gray Likely To Direct The NWA Biopic F. Gary Gray Likely To Direct The NWA Biopic
Last week kickstarted what will likely become one of the bigger director races of the next couple months: the search for a Captain America sequel helmer. While the gig is still up for grabs, some names included on the shortlist were George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), Anthony and Joseph Russo (Community) and F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job). Well, it looks like the race has lost one of its runners.
by Eric Eisenberg April 10, 2012 discussion comments
Andrea Berloff Hired To Write N.W.A. Biopic Straight Outta Compton Andrea Berloff Hired To Write N.W.A. Biopic Straight Outta Compton
The lucky writer is Andrea Berloff, whose only other feature writing credit is Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. Don't ask me how that single credential led into this job, or how a white woman is expected to tackle
by Katey Rich May 3, 2010 discussion comments
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