F Gary Gray in talks to direct NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton | The Fan Carpet Ltd • The Fan Carpet: The RED Carpet for FANS • The Fan Carpet: Fansites Network • The Fan Carpet: Slate • The Fan Carpet: Theatre Spotlight • The Fan Carpet: Arena • The Fan Carpet: International

F Gary Gray in talks to direct NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton


11 April 2012

Back in September it was reported that Ice Cube was still working on the long awaited NWA biopic entitled Straight Outta Compton and now comes word that Law Abiding Citizen filmmaker F Gary Gray is in final negotiations to helm the film.

NWA were the pioneers of the gangster rap movement that happened between 1986 and 1991 and featured Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella.

According to a report from Deadline, the filmmaker is inline to direct the biopic since John Singleton is no longer involved.

Straight Outta Compton takes its name from the 1986 debut album from the legendary rap group, and while there are no details on casting just yet, it is thought that Eazy-E's son Lil Eazy-E is interested in playing his father.

Andrea Berloff is onboard to write the film while Ice Cube is set to produce.