N.W.A Reps Confirm Biopic Cast

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.17.14 in News

After several rounds of scrapped/revised scripts and open casting calls, F. Gary Gray’s (Friday, The Italian Job) N.W.A biopic has finally settled on its starring roles. As revealed by the Hollywood Reporter, Ice Cube will be played by his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and joined by two relative unknowns: the classically trained Marcus Callender (as Dr. Dre), who’s only had a few small parts on TV shows like Blue Bloods and Elementary, and New Orleans actor Jason Mitchell (as Eazy-E). He landed the film’s lead role despite a rather slim resume due to what’s been reported as “an out-of-the-park screen test.”

Principal photography for the long-delayed project is set to begin within the next couple months. For now, here’s the official video for “Express Yourself”…