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The Meteoric Rise and Fall of N.W.A.

Thomas Bellflower April 2, 2015


hits theaters August 14

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 young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).  The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.  Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.


Genre: Drama

Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Screenplay by: Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff

Story by: S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Produced by: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Matt Alvarez, Tomica Woods-Wright

Executive Producers: Will Packer, F. Gary Gray, David Engel, Bill Strauss, Ronald G. Muhammad, Scott Bernstein, Adam Merims

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