Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon recently weighed-in on the possibility of seeing his crew’s life story going to the big screen amid the success of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton this month.
Asked about what fans could expect, the “Chef” said a Wu biopic would not hold back on telling the truth.
“When we make a Wu movie, bet your a** it’s gonna be serious because we gotta tell the truth. And I think that’s what I love about the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ movie is that they told the truth. When we do get to that level and it happens, it has to be the real story. It’s gonna be an interesting one, cause I said – [Wu head] RZA hit the lotto one day. He knew who he had, but he didn’t know what he had. So let’s keep it right there.” (Hot 97)
The overnight Straight Outta Compton success flick remained atop its box office competition in week two.
Straight Outta Compton continues to feel the love at the box office in its second weekend, on track to take in another $26 million in North American theaters. Universal’s N.W.A biopic earned a huge $60.2 million in its first outing. Three R-rated films — a horror sequel, a video game adaptation and a stoner action-comedy — are off to slower starts this weekend, and will all debut behind the hit holdover. (The Hollywood Reporter)
After only 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)