The film is set for release in summer 2015
The trailer for the forthcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton has been shared online.
Ice Cube screened the trailer for the film at a recent gig in Sydney – click above to see fan-shot footage, via Stereogum. The film is set for release in the summer of 2015.
Directed by F Gary Gray, Dr Dre and Eazy-E will be played by newcomers while Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr will take on the role of his father. Paul Giamatti will play Jerry Heller, the hip-hop group’s manager.
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.