Actors Cast To Play Snoop Dogg & Warren G In N.W.A Biopic Announced

(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.

[ALSO READ: Casting Agency & Studio Issue Apology For “Straight Outta Compton” Casting Call Notice]

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.


Snoop Dogg + Keith Stanfield

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.


Warren G + Sheldon A. Smith


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.

[ALSO READ: Actors To Play Dr. Dre, Eazy E and Ice Cube In NWA Movie Are Revealed (PICS)]

“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.”

[ALSO READ: Director F. Gary Gray Discusses N.W.A Biopic “Straight Outta Compton”]

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37 Responses to “Actors Cast To Play Snoop Dogg & Warren G In N.W.A Biopic Announced”

  1. Jonathan Cayol

    Dude playing Snoop look like Dave Chappel lolol this is gonna be funny . Somebody playing Snoop alone is funny this movie is going to be an absolute disaster , somebody playing all these people is going to be way too funny . Ever since Denzel played Malcom boy I tell you lolol ever since Jamie played Ray y’all been crashing ever since tryina make it work , picture somebody playing Eazy besides his son , picture somebody playing Dre man this is the epitome of corn done turned into corny & corny done transcended into cornball & corn ball to Cornish hen , Compton we gotta problem lolol !

    • Mr Good Taste

      So you failed miserably when you auditioned for this film, huh? It’s okay, boo boo, there’ll be other auditions for you to eff up, too. I’m sure your failure to book an acting job is something you’ll simply have to grow to accept. 🙂

  2. BB

    Hip Hop is so soft and fake now I highly doubt this movie will do N.W.A. correctly like they diverse. This movie will probably have terrible acting with these nobody actors that are picked by how closely they resemble the rapper they portray in the movie (which is not at all). Terrible acting topped with an equally terribly done plot will sum up this movie. The Worlds Most Dangerous Group wasn’t made for this era of The Worlds Most Untalented Pop Rappers.

  3. Dan_Tebasco

    Stanfield was good in Short Term 12 so that’s cool, I for one am glad that they didn;t hire the sons of every rapper to act as their father and instead went looking for ppl that can actually act

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