Universal Pictures has just announced the release date for the highly anticipated biopic Straight Outta Compton, due in theaters next summer, August 14, 2015.
Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Set It Off, Friday) and the drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. William Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside F. Gary Gray.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.