After Straight Outta Compton broke the box office, rumors about a sequel started circulating.
It looks like the gossip may be true, as alleged photos of the new cast have hit the ‘net. Don’t get us wrong – we’re here for another N.W.A biopic, but we’ve got to be honest, the new cast looks a little bootleg.
We got these pics of the new cast, and take a look at who they’re playing … Daz Dillinger (played by Azad Arnaud – next to the real Daz), Dr. Dre (played by Dre’s son Curtis), Suge Knight (played by Reggie Noble), The Lady of Rage (that’s really her), Tupac (played by DaDa), and Kurupt (played by Melvin Jackson Jr. from “The Wire”).
The pic below, showing all the actors, was shot over the weekend at an L.A. recording studio. Daz got them all together to shoot a scene, where Suge, Tupac and Daz record “Ambitionz Az a Ridah,” and “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” in a 24-hour period.
Click here for photos of the new crew.
This week’s box office numbers are in.
Straight Outta Compton could not be moved out of its number two spot, bringing in a whopping $8.7 million in the past week alone. Though War Room dropped in sales, it held the number one spot in theaters, “taking in $9.3 million for the three-day domestic box office.”
Other notable films raking in the big bucks this past week were The Transporter Refueled, Inside Out, and Jurassic World. Read more here.
The one-and-only Ava DuVernay will be taking her talents to Creative Artists Agency, according to the latest reports.
Deadline says of the Oscar-nominated writer and director:
Writer/director Ava DuVernay is moving to CAA. DuVernay, whose last film Selma was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, had been at Paradigm. She rose from a publicist in Hollywood films to make a splash with Middle of Nowhere, which won her the Best Director prize at 2012 Sundance, becoming the first African American female director to win that honor.
Congrats on the move, Ava!
In case you missed it, Dear White People is now available for Netflix and chill.
Dear White People follows mixed-race student Sam White, as she navigates her way through a prestigious and predominately white university. She’s equipped with a sharp tongue, quick mind, and plenty of insight into an experience too rarely expressed on film. It’s a timely film packed with a controlled anger, and it’s ready to deal with stereotypes, as well as cultural differences. It delivers an honest assessment of racial relations in what was supposed to be a “post-racial” nation.
Maybe not the best option for Netflix and chill… but tune in, anyway.