‘Straight Outta Compton’ Trailer: The World’s Most Dangerous Group

Posted in The Screening Room by - February 09, 2015

Featuring an introduction from two of the founding members of N.W.A., Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, the Straight Outta Compton trailer was released today.

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.

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.

I’m not a huge fan of biopics, mainly because I find them to be total Oscar bait, and I’m not sure how this film will fare. The actors are all relatively unknown except for Paul Giamatti so they have a chance to prove themselves. It should be an interesting movie to say the least. 

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