The trailer for the N.W.A biopic, “Straight Outta Compton” debuts with an introduction featuring Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
(UNIVERSAL PICTURES) – Audiences are getting a first look at the upcoming N.W.A biopic film “Straight Outta Compton” in a new red-band trailer – a trailer that has not been approved for all audiences and contains profanity and graphic language. The trailer begins with an introduction by N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are pictured driving a car through the Compton neighborhood of Los Angeles and discussing its place in history.
“Straight Outta Compton” details the founding and rise of N.W.A – a hip hop group from Compton that is widely considered one of the most influential groups in the history of rap music. The film stars Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre; Jason Mitchell as Easy-E; Ice Cube’s own son O’Shea Jackson, Jr., who takes on the role of his dad; and Paul Giamatti as the group’s manager.
The detailed – and profanity laced – trailer – depicts the group’s infamous hatred of the police, including the controversy around their song “Fuck tha Police,” which drew the attention of the FBI at the time and is considered a precursor and possible influence to the 1992 Los Angeles riots following the beating of Rodney King by police that was famously caught on video.
Adding more controversy to the movie, Suge Knight was recently arrested after he allegedly arranged a meeting with Dr. Dre about how he was being portrayed in the film. However, before that meeting could take place, Knight got into a fight and allegedly ran over two men with his car – one of whom died. Knight has been charged with murder and is currently being held without bail.
“Straight Outta Compton” is slated for an August 2015 release.