Straight Outta Compton
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (words via website)
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Stars O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr.
Fletcher directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV's "New Girl") & John Quaintance (TV’s "Ben & Kate"). John Carroll Lynch ("Crazy, Stupid, Love.") and Robert Kazinsky ("Pacific Rim") also star. The film is produced by Bruna Papandrea ("Wild," "Gone Girl"), Reese Witherspoon and Dana Fox, with Jeff Waxman, Sofía Vergara and Luis Balaguer serving as executive producers. Fletcher’s behind-the-scenes creative team is comprised of several of her collaborators from "The Proposal," including director of photography Oliver Stapleton, editor Priscilla Nedd Friendly, production designer Nelson Coates and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas. The composer is Christophe Beck ("Frozen").