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There’s a new trailer for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. The trailer premiered on MTV and it’s just as thrilling as the first trailer. Jason Mitchell plays Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson Jr. stars as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre is played by Corey Hawkins, MC Ren is played by Aldis Hodge and DJ Yella is played by Neil Brown Jr. The film will hit theaters on Aug. 14. Straight Outta Compton might be one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The scary thing is that the biopic was almost never was created.
“I was just nervous about putting a blemish on our legacy,” said Dre to Big Boy’s 92.3. “The story had to be told right. And it’s incredible, man. I’m really excited about it. We had our ups and downs with the filming process, but now the edit is almost done. We’re working on music and what have you, and I think everybody’s going to appreciate it, especially everybody from Los Angeles.”
In an interview with us, Ice Cube compared N.W.A’s story to David versus Goliath and his feelings about the biopic.
“It feels great,” said Cube. “To me, it’s a story that should be told. It’s an American story of not only rags to riches, but David vs. Goliath. To me, when you talk about N.W.A, you talk about non-violent protests against things that we were trying to comprehend, so we ended up putting it in song. There should be a movie about us.”
Watch the new trailer for the F. Gary Gray-directed film below.