irector F. Gary Gray is responsible for a slew of great films, including Law Abiding Citizen, Set It Off, and 1995′s classic, Friday. He’s now working on the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic, titled Straight Outta Compton, and a few days ago he tweeted the official casting call. I didn’t even know how much I wanted an N.W.A. biopic to happen, until this news hit and now I’m pretty pumped. Regardless of your thoughts on the controversial former group, they made a huge impact on rap and the entire entertainment industry. Their historical influence deserves documentation and I can’t wait to see what Gray pulls together. See the official casting call announcement and deets inside.
Official Casting Announcement for Straight Outta Compton
So the good news is that they are clearly planning to use unknown faces for the biopic, and I think that’s a good move. I’m still not over seeing Anthony Mackie as Tupac in the Biggie biopic Notorious. It was just weird.
Now I was just on the director’s twitter and he’s already getting a ton of submissions. People are mainly saying things like, here look at my pic, I look just like Ice Cube! To which Grant always replies, “Can you act?” Lol. Good question. And it clearly shows that his priority is to work with actual talent, not really impressive look-alikes.
Ok, which role are ya’ll planning to audition for: Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Yella, or MC Ren?
Trent, I’ll send in an audition tape if you do, lol!