“Straight Outta Compton” seems to be moving along and beginning production in Los Angeles.
The film’s extras casting directors in Los Angeles have issued a casting call for African American extras in the L.A. area. The film will be needing all ages and is currently taking submissions from those who live in the Los Angeles area and would like to be extras on the project.
The film had multiple casting calls / auditions nationwide to fill the lead roles some months back, seems they have their main cast now and looking for L.A. area extras. The rumor has been that F. Gary Gray would be directing the film about notorious Rap group, N.W.A. which gave rise to rap / hip hop legends Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Ice Cube’s Cube Vision Production Company along with Dr. Dre’s Crucial Films and Eazy E’s widow, Tomica Woods were reported to be producing the project. A few weeks back there was an announcement that Cube’s son would be playing the rapper turned actor in the film.
According to IMDB, the film will focus on NWA and its members as they emerge from the streets of Compton, California in the mid 1980’s. 5 teens come together to form NWA and translate their brutal surroundings into a music form. The group will go on to revolutionize pop culture with their music and bring stories about the reality of life in the hood to the masses. IMDB goes on to list Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and O’Shea Jackson Jr. as part of the film’s cast.
The film currently has a theatrical release date of August 14, 2015.
N.W.A (left to right): Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, MC Ren, 1989
Those interested can follow the below instructions to get their photos and contact info over the the film’s casting directors.
SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN & WOMEN – ALL AGES. Please share with anyone you can please! THANKS!
We are pulling photos to show the director of a HUGE movie with mostly African American people in it. This film will be based on one of the biggest rap groups of the late 80’s.
We will be replicating Los Angeles neighborhoods (specifically Compton) and we will be casting TONS of black males and females, ALL AGES in this film. We will need some gang members as well. If you are African American and want to work on this film, please email a current photo – THAT YOU TAKE TODAY! Women should have NO MAKE-UP. Please do not smile in these photos. I want REAL people straight out of the neighborhood. Please email the photo, your name, phone number and union status to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com If you are male, the subject line should read: SOC MALE If you are female, the subject line should read: SOC FEMALE. You must live in the LA area to work on this project.