Summer 2015 is going to get a little more breathing room. Universal will move Justin Lin‘s from August 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. We reported a little over a month ago that Andrew Baldwin had come on board to write a new draft of the script. An early draft was handled by Anthony Peckham. Jeremy Renner is still on board to reprise his role as Aaron Cross. Whether the character will need his chems remains unknown.
Universal has now given the August 14, 2015 to the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, which will compete at the box office against “Untitled Armored Car Project” starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig. The only competition against the new Bourne on July 15, 2016 is Ice Age 5. Hit the jump to check out the Straight Outta Compton cast photo featuring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, and Corey Hawkins, who star as Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and Dr. Dre, respectively.
Here’s the official synopsis for Straight Outta Compton:
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
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.