WHO’S IN IT?
Jason Mitchell (Contraband), Corey Hawkins (Non-Stop), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Janky Promoters), Aldis Hodge (A Good Day to Die Hard), Neil Brown, Jr. (Battle: Los Angeles), Brandon LaFourche (Some Guy Who Kills People), Marlon Yates Jr. (film debut), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Corey Reynolds (Red Tails), Alexandra Shipp (In Time), Angela Elayne Gibbs (Drumline), Bruce Beatty (The Negotiator), Lisa Renee Pitts (Her), Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12), R. Marcos Taylor (Broken Angels)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen), director, producer; Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) and Jonathan Herman (film debut), writers; Matt Alvarez (Ride Along), Scott Bernstein (Hollywood Homicide), Ice Cube (All About The Benjamins), Dr. Dre (The Wash), David Engel (Senseless), Bill Straus (Weapons) and Tomica Woods-Wright (film debut), producers; Joseph Trapanese (Oblivion), composer; Matthew Libatique (Iron Man), cinematographer; Billy Fox (Hustle & Flow), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1987, five young men – Ice Cube (Jackson Jr.), Dr Dre (Hawkins), Eazy-E (Mitchell), DJ Yella (Brown Jr.) and MC Ren (Hodge) – vent their frustration and anger about living in their dangerous neighbourhood by injecting brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats into a collection of music. They eventually form the N.W.A, which would go on to ignite a social revolution with their lyrics, bravado and disregard for authority…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The story of one of the most influential rap groups in history is told in spectacularly dramatic fashion, whilst also serving as a reminder of the N.W.A’s powerful reputation as voices of their generation.