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Straight Outta Compton, a no-holds-barred film that chronicles the rise of rap group NWA, has been given a brand-new theatrical trailer.

The film follows the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how the rap supergroup revolutionised music and pop culture in the early 90s in South central LA.

Introduced by the two remaining members Ice Cube and Dr Dre, the film has been at the centre of controversy since former Death Row Recordings founder Suge Knight was charged with murder after an altercation at the film’s set two weeks.

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.

Out in Cinema August 14.

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