The Don Mega Ice Cube treated Australian N.W.A. fans to a preview of the upcoming biopic, Straight Outta Compton, during his recent concert. The characters of Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) and Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Cube’s actual son) all show up during the trailer. Co-directer F. Gary Gray said he wanted to make sure the group’s cultural significance and influence on hip-hop were accurately portrayed in the film.
“It’s not unlike Social Network or American Graffiti where you take a place and time in America, especially as it relates to popular culture, and you see the shift, and they were right there and created part of the pivot that America took in entertainment,” he said.
The film is planned for a August 2015 release.