Universal Pictures has released a new trailer (WATCH) and five character posters to STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, which hits theaters on Friday, August 14, 2015.
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. as Ice Cube, Jason Mitchell as Easy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Neil Brown Jr.as DJ Yella and Aldis Hodge as MC Ren, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).
Also featured in the film are Keith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg, Corey Reynolds as Lonzo Williams, Carra Pattersonas Tomica Woods, Eazy-E’s widow, Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller, manager of the group and Alexandra Shipp.
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.