We told you at the end of last month that F. Gary Gray was in the running to direct the sequel to Captain America, but instead, he’s decamped to Compton. Gray is now in talks to helm Straight Out of Compton, a biopic of pioneering rap group N.W.A., whose members included Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Gray has directed music videos for the latter two artists (his first directorial effort was actually Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day”), which surely helped him snag the gig. Begin your fantasy-casting!
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Director F. Gary Gray attends the TFI Special Legacy Celebration Quincy Jones Tribute At The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** F. Gary Gray; Photo: Dario Cantatore