During the Grammy Awards broadcast, Universal teased that it would be releasing the first trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the F. Gary Gray-directed drama about the formation of the hip-hop group N.W.A., and the launch of an in-your-face sound that reflected the reality of kids in South Central. Check out the new red band trailer above.
The film features everyone from Dr. Dre to Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, MC Ren, Easy E and Chuck D. Why, there’s even a Where’s Waldo moment in the trailer where you see Suge Knight appearing to beat the daylights out of someone (Easy E, maybe?) in the recording studio. Knight was recently charged with murder after a lethal alleged hit and run.
Straight Outta Compton will be released by Universal on August 14. Keep an eye on this one; it looks like it has summer sleeper written all over it. Among the film’s producers are Cube and Dr. Dre.