Monday, May 3, 2010
N.W.A Bio Pic to be written by Andrea Berloff
The Hollywood Reporter says that Andrea Berloff, who wrote Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, will write Straight Outta Compton, the story of the rise and fall of the Compton, California-based rap group N.W.A. The members included Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, plus MC Ren and DJ Yella.
Another member, Arabian Prince, left N.W.A. before the group released the ground-breaking "Straight Outta Compton" album in 1988. The album, which featured the title track as well as "F*ck tha Police," triggered sales of 9 million units.
Cube left the group in 1990 over royalty disputes, went solo and warred with the group via songs. Infighting occurred as well, but after Eazy-E's AIDS-related death on March 26, 1995, all bad blood between the group ceased.
Cube and Matt Alvarez are producing via Cube Vision. Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Woods, who inherited his share of the song rights, also is producing for New Line/Warner Bros.