Screenwriter Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center) is penning Straight Outta Compton, which is the tale of seminal rap group NWA. I’ll let THR give the brief overview of Non-White-People with Attitude (that’s what I’ve been told the “N” stands for):
NWA included drug dealer turned label founder Eazy-E, young disc jockey Dr. Dre and the politically bent Ice Cube, plus MC Ren and DJ Yella. Their 1988 groundbreaking album, “Straight Outta Compton”, introduced gangsta rap to the world and triggered sales of 9 million units. Naturally, egos and jealousies surfaced along with violence, charges of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia. Eazy-E’s death from AIDS caused the ex-members to reconcile.
Hit the jump for more on the story. Oh, and Berloff is a white woman penning what could arguably be called a “black-themed” project (the side arguing it isn’t would be comprised of dumbasses). You can read my thoughts on that after the jump as well.