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Paul Giamatti to star in Straight Outta Compton

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Paul Giamatti has been cast in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play Jerry Heller, the manager of the pioneering rap group.

F. Gary Gray is directing the film for Universal, with original members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre producing, with Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.

Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr will play his father in the biopic, with Jason Mitchell portraying Eazy-E and Corey Hawkins starring as Dr. Dre.

The movie is set in the mid-1980s and chronicles the band's experiences growing up in Compton, which they chanelled into their music.

Straight Outta Compton is set for an August 14, 2015 release date.

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