UPDATE: WRITERS FOR "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON" -- Gangsta Rap Gets Legitimized on the Big Screen! Biopic About N.W.A. in the Works! Oh, and "Dolemite" Remake as well!
The iconic N.W.A. introduced gangsta rap to the world and we got to discover the likes of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy E, and MC Ren in the process. And their definitive album, Straight Outta Compton, changed the musical landscape forever.
Now, New Line is developing an urban drama about N.W.A. to be called..."Straight Outta Compton." According to EW, "the project will chronicle the rise and fall of the rap quarter."
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are among the film's producers, as well as Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Wright. They're actively looking for a director ala Curtis Hanson ("8 Mile". Great plan, but who's writing the script? 'Cause you know, it all begins with the written word.
UPDATE: My source told me that the script is written by Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus. They "did a lot of research, interviewed many people and worked closely with New Line and Eazy E's widow Tomica to get all the facts right."
The writing duo is "also writing a big screen remake of the 1970's black action film 'Dolemite.'"
And I promised I won't divulge my source BUT they gave me love
They said, "We love your site and wanted to answer your question about the writers. You're right...it is all starts with the written word."
"Anyway, keep up the good work!"
Yay! "Straight Outta Compton" and "Dolemite!"
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