Thursday, 28 August 2014

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON CASTS KEITH STANFIELD AS SNOOP DOGG


F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, which chronicles the history of rap group N.W.A., doesn't sound incredibly appealing to me, since I've no particular love for Gray's filmography nor for the group. But my interest peaked when it emerged that a bright young actor has joined the cast. Short Term 12's Keith Stanfield will play Snoop Dogg in the film, and, despite his status as a mostly-unknown star, he's just about the biggest name in the main cast, besides Paul Giamatti. An interesting development for the talented actor, who will also be seen later this year in Ava DuVernay's Selma.