Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TRAILERS: Ice Cube Debuts N.W.A. Biopic Trailer In Australia

Ice Cube Debuts N.W.A. Biopic Trailer In Australia
Australia is always a little bit ahead. Perched just off the International Date Line, the land down under is already prepping its New Year’s Eve festivities. Aussie’s also got a jump on something else: a sneak preview of Straight Outta Compton, the new biopic that tracks the rise of the world’s most dangerous group.
During a recent show in Sydney, Ice Cube played the trailer for the N.W.A. picture, and the footage was captured by a fan. Paul Giamatti’s Jerry Heller is sleazy as could be hoped, and the juxtaposition of bikinis and police cruisers, jail visitations and pool parties are true to the lawlessness that reigned before Cube absconded to the East. It’s his character whose line elicits the most cheers from the Sydney crowd. When asked if N.W.A. stands for “No Whites Allowed,” O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (yes, Cube’s son is playing Cube) gives the emphatic correction. “Nah,” he shakes his head. “Niggas With Attitudes.”
Straight Outta Compton is set for an Aug. 14 2015 release.