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Paul Giamatti joins cast of NWA biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

Hollywood actor will play manager Jerry Heller

Paul Giamatti joins cast of NWA biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

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Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Straight Outta Compton, the forthcoming NWA biopic.

Giamatti will play Jerry Heller, the hip-hop trio's manager, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor has previously appeared in Sideways and 12 Years A Slave.

Straight Outta Compton is due for release in 2015. Dr Dre and Eazy-E will be played by newcomers while Ice Cube's son will take on the role of his father. O'Shea Jackson Jr, aged 24, will play a teenage version of his father while Dre will be played by Marcus Callender.

Ice Cube recently suggested that an NWA reunion could happen as he and Dr Dre work on the film

Speaking to NME, Ice Cube was asked if making the film might inspire either a studio reunion or even a live comeback to which he replied, "I'd say don't rule anything out. It could happen. Hopefully doing this record project will inspire Dre to make more records again. I think the movie will remind a lot of people the importance of who we were and what we did – including us. We're here to give the people what they want so who knows what will happen after the movie."

Any NWA reunion would, of course, happen without the late Eazy-E, who died in 1995.

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