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N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' casts its MC Ren, DJ Yella
N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' casts its MC Ren, DJ Yella

"Straight Outta Compton," Universal's biopic chronicling the rise of the groundbreaking gangsta-rap group N.W.A, has cast Aldis Hodge as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella, the studio announced Tuesday. The two join previously announced cast members O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube (playing his real-life father), Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E. F. Gary Gray ("Friday," "The Italian Job") is directing the long-gestating film, which is being produced by Cube, Dre, Tomica Woods-Wright (Eazy-E's widow) and Matt Alvarez ("Ride Along"). Set for release Aug. 14, 2015, "Straight Outta Compton" takes its...

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