Universal has released a new trailer for G. Gary Gray‘s (Friday, The Italian Job) NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. The film chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the iconic rap group NWA, and its members Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell). The red band trailer premiered already, and this new trailer features more footage of the group struggling to make it big but also inspire a revolution of a silenced generation.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer for Straight Out Of Compton.
The trailer for Straight Outta Compton, which looks to be a surefooted biopic of the incendiary and provocative Los Angeles hip hop group NWA, has been released, and like the legendary band, who are now almost steeped in mythos in the city in the contemporary age, the film also looks to be a hard punch to the senses.
Watch the red-band trailer here below, which includes an introduction by NWA’s Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, and check out the image gallery for the teaser poster and stills from the film.
Straight Outta Compton, which was also the name of NWA’s 1988 multi-platnium selling release, in which their life in essence imitated their art and vice versa, seems to be a no-apologetic look at the band, who were right in a hot bed nerve center that was Los Angeles in the late 1980s, with cities like Compton and Watts full of economic strife, crime, restlessness, and an un-abiding deep hatred for Police and Law Enforcement in general due to the lack of support for the aforementioned problems. It’s an attitude that still runs high today in the city, and in light of recent racial incidents and tragedies across the nation in the last few years, it’s also an attitude that runs high in the nation.
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a hit and run yesterday with two men on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which left one man dead and the other injured, according to the LA Times.
The former rap music mogul reportedly visited the Compton, CA, film set on Thursday, January 29, 2015, where he got into an argument with two unidentified men. Filming had reportedly wrapped for the day on the F. Gary Gray-directed movie about the 1980s pioneering rap group featuring Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, both of whom are producers on the film and were reportedly not on set at the time of the incident.