The long-awaited N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, has been gaining serious traction this week with the casting of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube. Now, via a subtle tweet, Dre has announced the release date for Straight Outta Compton: August 14, 2015. That’s just six days after the group’s seminal debut album of the same celebrates its 27th anniversary.
Dre also shared the first promotional picture featuring himself, Cube and the movie’s director F. Gary Gray alongside the three leading actors — O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and Corey Hawkins (replacing Marcus Callender as Dr. Dre) — in their trademark all-black uniforms.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) June 18, 2014