As N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton continues to enjoy monstrous box office success, there is now talk of a Welcome To Death Row flick coming together.
According to reports, the project is being shopped around Hollywood by talent agency APA.
The agency has put together a package based on a book and documentary of the same name by S. Leigh Savidge, who received a story and co-executive producer credit on Compton. No music rights are attached to Death Row, which could complicate a studio deal, but Savidge brought in N.W.A’s music rights after he and Alan Wenkus began writing Compton in 2002. (The Hollywood Reporter)
According to reports, Straight Outta Compton remained at number one for a third straight week with over $13 million.
Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” topped the box office for the third-straight week with $13.2 million at North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film, which has now made $134.1 million in total, has continued to dominate August moviegoing. (The Associated Press)
After its first 3 full days in theaters, the flick managed to debut at number 1 and surpassed its $28 million budget.
“Straight Outta Compton” lifted the box office out of its August funk, debuting at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with an estimated $56.1 million. The movie posted the biggest August opening ever for an R-rated film, and it has become the No. 1 musical biopic. (Los Angeles Times)
Late N.W.A. leader Eazy-E‘s daughter E.B. Wright talked to SOHH recently about her overall support for Straight Outta Compton.
“We were filming it about a year ago and I spent some time on the set, just getting to know Jason Mitchell, who portrays my dad and he really just did a phenomenal job. I couldn’t be more proud and I don’t think there was anyone that could have played my dad better. The overall film is really good. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube and F. Gary Gary, director, they did a really good job. They were really sensitive with the whole story since my dad isn’t alive. His own personal part of the story, they had to sort of build around that so I’m just proud of it. There’s a lot that I feel was left out of his personal storyline but this movie was about N.W.A. as a collective and their brotherhood and how they started and everything they went through.” (SOHH)