It’s not the best quality, but there’s enough there to get a feel for what’s to come.
Ice Cube premiered the trailer for his upcoming N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” while performing on stage in a Sydney, Australia show.
This apparently happened earlier this month, and this clip has been online for a couple of weeks, so some of you may have already seen it. Although, most probably have not.
The Universal Pictures project is directed by F. Gary Gray, with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively.
Carra Patterson and Paul Giamatti are also in the cast, playing Tomica Woods, Eazy-E’s widow (who inherited his share of N.W.A. song rights, and is also a producer on the film), and Jerry Heller, manager of the group.
Keith Stanfield plays Snoop Dogg.
The upcoming film, which follows the group as they emerge from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s, to go onto revolutionize pop culture with their music, is set for a release in August, 2015.
The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.
Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film, alongside Gray.
I’m sure the trailer will be officially released online soon enough, in all its crisp, HD glory; but in the meantime, here’s a not-so clean version of what’s coming: