(AllHipHop News) 25 years ago, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube were three of the central figures of the inaugural movement of gangster rap that was N.W.A. Today (June 16th) after five years of planning and delays, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton finally has confirmed their first actors for the roles of the three N.W.A. leaders.
Reports surfaced that Marcus Callendar will play Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-E and in accordance with Cube’s wishes, his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will play Ice Cube in the film. Dr. Dre originally desired for Michael B Jordan to play him, however Jordan’s upcoming filming of The Fantastic Four movie conflicted.
Jackson Jr and Callendar have never starred in a film and Mitchell starring in four films from 2011-2013 with 2012’s Mark Walberg-led film Contraband being his biggest role.
Check out pictures of the three actors set to play Dr. Dre, Eazy E and Ice Cube:
Marcus Callendar (set to play Dr. Dre)
Jason Mitchell (set to play Eazy E)
O’Shea Jackson Jr (set to play Ice Cube)