(AllHipHop News) More roles have been filled for the Straight Outta Compton biopic about seminal rap group N.W.A. According to The Wrap, Dr. Dre’s protegé Snoop Dogg will be played by Keith Stanfield and producer/rapper Warren G will be played by Sheldon A. Smith.
Stanfield is best known for starring in the 2013 drama Short Term 12. The 23-year-old performer is also a member of the Hip Hip group MOORS. He is set to appear in the films Miles Ahead and Selma as well.
Smith previously wrote, produced, and directed the short film The Writer. The Pasadena, California native will also be seen in the forthcoming movie Unspeakable Indiscretions.
Straight Outta Compton is being directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off). Gray was asked early this year about what he was looking for when casting the main roles of N.W.A members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren.
“Well it’s just a certain thing that a person from the hood has. There are times where a thespian can get there and give it to you, sometimes they can’t, and street credibility it’s just that thing,” said Gary. “When you watch American Idol and they have that it factor – there’s a hood factor.”