Newcomers Round Out Lead Roles In N.W.A. Biopic

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June 16, 2014 | 6:55pm EST

Newcomers Marcus Callender and Jason Mitchell have reportedly been cast to play Dr. Dre and Eazy-E in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
The project has been in the works for several years, but director F. Gary Gray is now ready to move forward with the film and has cast Callender and Mitchell to round out the lead roles, according to
Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson, Jr. has reportedly been tapped to play a younger version of his father in the film, which is scheduled to begin principal photography in August.
Straight Outta Compton tells the story of Compton, California rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella’s rise to fame in the late 1980s and their subsequent split in 1991.