Andrea Berloff (“World Trade Center”) is set to pen “Straight Outta Compton”, a musical biopic about the rise and fall of the seminal 80’s rap group N.W.A. says The Hollywood Reporter.
Over twenty years ago the group, consisting of Eazy-E, Dr Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella and Ice Cube, released the “Straight Outta Compton” album which essentially introduced gangsta rap to the world.
In 1990 Cube left due to royalty disputes and later came further infighting between the remaining members. The group’s members were frequently accused of promoting misogyny, homophobia, anti-Semitism and violence.
It wasn’t until Eazy-E’s death from AIDS-related causes that the ex-members began to reconcile. Cube and Matt Alvarez are producing along with Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods.