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Old 12-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Ice Cube's 'Straight Outta Compton' NWA Biopic Hires Writer

Universal Pictures hires Jonathan Herman to pen new script for the upcoming film


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Posted: 12/19/2013 11:31 AM EST
Filed Under Los Angeles N.W.A. the hollywood reporter Eazy-E F. Gary Gray Ice Cube Dr. Dre








According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures is moving forward with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, and has hired Jonathan Herman to pen the latest draft of the film's script.

The studio has tapped Herman to handle the script of the film, that will chronicle the iconic rap group's rise to fame. THR also reports that F. Gary Gray is slated to direct the film, which has been in development for years.

In recent years Herman has become a script-writing savior of sorts. He most recently was hired to rewrite the psychological thriller Demonologists for Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers, wrote an untitled hacker film that Mark Wahlberg is co-producing, and also wrote a draft of Universal's remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

Straight Outta Compton will be produced by Ice Cube with his Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez, with additional production by Dr. Dre's Crucial Films and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods.

Considered one of the most influential acts in hip hop and the trail-blazers of the gangsta rap genre, N.W.A. became known for their hard-hitting lyrics about life in inner city Los Angeles.

Founded in 1986, the group was assembled by Eazy E, and featured original members Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre,Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. MC Ren would join the group in 1988. However, in-fighting would lead to the departure of a few members and the disbandment of the group: Arabian Prince left in late 1988, Ice Cube left in December of 1989 over royalty disputes, followed by Dr. Dre in 1991. Eazy-E died in 1995 due to AIDS-related causes.

A release date for the film is still unknown.



Source: http://www.centrictv.com/music/artic...es-writer.html




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Old 12-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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I will be seeing this, only to see what they leave out.

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Old 12-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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I am optimistic about this, what parts do you believe they'll leave out?

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Same Terry. I'm interested to see what they leave out.

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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i can't wait. I will wait in anticipation to see what they leave out.

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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I just hope they cast the movie right, unlike the TLC movie. Here's who should play whom:


Marc John Jefferies as Eazy-E





Anthony Mackie as Dr. Dre





Columbus Short as Ice Cube





Kevin Duhaney as MC Ren





Mel Jackson as DJ Yella



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Old 12-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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I was never a big fan of NWA, and despise Ice Cube as a human being, but one cannot ignore the immense cultural impact this group had on the music industry. I would be interested in seeing how this project turns out.

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I thought the TLC movie was pretty well cast, at least the three 3 leads were. Especially who they got to play Left-Eye.

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Love NWA. Ice Cube is in my top 5 favorite rappers of all time.

Im looking forward to this, but I hope that they strive to make it a good movie and not a good hip hop movie like I felt they did with Notorious

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I am optimistic about this, what parts do you believe they'll leave out?
Some of the behind the scenes stuff that got real controversial, like Eazy supposedly being gay.

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Old 12-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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theres no real reason for that rumor to be included in the film.

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Some of the behind the scenes stuff that got real controversial, like Eazy supposedly being gay.
According to Dre and Yella, E had a lot of women, he just never used condoms, that's how he got AIDS.

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I remember that rumor and at the time wondering if it was true. But then there's always a rumor someone is (secretly) gay so I have taken less stock in those claims over the years.

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Wasn't Yella Hispanic?

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Everybody is gay apparently.

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Whoever they get for Eazy-E needs to have an annoying voice, at least when he raps. I like NWA for the most part but I could never stand E's voice. It's like nails on a chalkboard whenever I hear him.

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I dont know about acting ability and he doesnt look like him at all but I thought that Brandon T Jackson has/could make the voice for Eazy E

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Cube, Ren and Dre doing "Hello"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaY1ygh3nt8

Arabian Prince? Wow. Never heard of the guy.

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Cube, Ren and Dre doing "Hello"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaY1ygh3nt8

Arabian Prince? Wow. Never heard of the guy.

He used to have a solo career and was also part of another group called "Bobby Jimmy and the Critters"(feat radio DJ Russ Parr as Bobby Jimmy).


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Everybody is gay apparently.
I've seen it said that a lot of celebrities and famous historical figures were secretly gay. Sometimes there is evidence, sometimes the evidence turns out to be true but in the wrong context and the alleged gay celebrity/historical figure was in fact not. And every so often the evidence, in context, shows the person was in fact gay.

In this case I don't know. I doubt it was true. At the time he had HIV/AIDS it was still often seen as the disease of the gay man or prostitutes and anyone who had it was either gay or a prostitute.

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I've seen it said that a lot of celebrities and famous historical figures were secretly gay. Sometimes there is evidence, sometimes the evidence turns out to be true but in the wrong context and the alleged gay celebrity/historical figure was in fact not. And every so often the evidence, in context, shows the person was in fact gay.

In this case I don't know. I doubt it was true. At the time he had HIV/AIDS it was still often seen as the disease of the gay man or prostitutes and anyone who had it was either gay or a prostitute.

He had unprotected sex with women and women only!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was only recalling what at the time was considered the way people contracted the disease, not that I said he was gay or that he didn't have sex with women. There are actually a number of posters too young or were not even born yet to recall the uncertainty at the time.

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There isn't any proof that Easy E was gay.... At the same time, I wouldn't rule that out either.

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This will probably be a pretty biased biopic.

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