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N.W.A.: Real Drive-By Shooting On ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Set

Wed, August 13, 2014 2:21pm EDT by 1 Comment
'Straight Outta Compton' Shooting
Courtesy of Universal Pictures

The cast and crew of the upcoming N.W.A biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ were shaken up last week, when a drive-by shooting reportedly occurred near the set. Read below for all the details.

So scary! Last week the cast and crew of the upcoming Dr. Dre, 49, and Ice Cube, 45, produced biopic, Straight Outta Compton were rocked, when reportedly a drive-by shooting took place outside the Compton Courthouse in Los Angeles, right near the films set!

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Shooting

Things certainly took a turn for the worse on the set of the N.W.A flick, Straight Outta ComptonTMZ reported that shots were fired right near the set!

The gunfire took place right outside of the Compton Courthouse when some local guys who were reportedly not actors flashed gang signs at a passing car.

Shots were fired, and reportedly a civilian was even hit and survived the shooting. While the site reports that the gunmen were not aiming to hit the crew, the bullets were extremely close since they were setting up production right outside of the courthouse.

Reportedly, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. is investigating the shooting, and have not yet determined if it was gang related. A source told the site, that although the crew is quite understandably nervous, filming will continue this week.

First Cast Photo Of ‘Straight Outta Compton’

As previously reported, the cast photo for the new flick, that is set to hit theaters in August 2015, was released in June 2014.

While production may be underway, Ice Cube opened up about the difficult casting process. “This is our legacy, you can’t play with this, there’s no cutting corners,” Ice Cube recently told MTV News. “I’m fully engulfed in that movie, very anal about it. It gotta be right. I’m totally involved, I’m engulfed in it.”

Below is Universal’s description of the film:

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.  Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Are you excited for the film, HollywoodLifers?

— Caitlin Beck

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