Jonathan Herman will pen the latest draft of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON for Universal Pictures, which New Line Cinema recently put in turnaround. The story chronicles the true story of Los Angeles based rap group N.W.A., comprised of founding members Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube.
Andrea Berloff, Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus all worked on previous drafts of the project. F Gary Gray will direct while Michele Weiss, Matt Alvarez, David Alpert, David Engel, Tomica Woods and Ice Cube will produce.
Herman is also attached to write an untitled movie for Mark Wahlberg and “Rites of Men.”
He is repped by WME.
Source: Hollywood Reporter