Texas rap veteran Scarface has explained his disinterest in telling the story of his Geto Boys rap group despite the success of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton this summer.
According to Face Mob, there are no immediate plans to put together a biopic on the Houston trio’s early days.
“Not me. Why would I? Then it looks like a motherf*cker’s biting. If Straight Outta Compton came out, then a motherf*cker did – see we’re from all different neighborhoods. I can’t make a ‘Straight Outta 5th Ward,’ because I’m not from there.” (“The Unlikely Show”)
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)