Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Rising actor Keith Stanfield has been cast as West Coast rap pioneer Snoop Dogg in the upcoming biopic, Straight Outta Compton.  The 22-year-old versatile actor, who has appeared in such films as Short Term 12  and The Purge: Anarchy,  will star alongside O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as the notorious rap group that changed the hip-hop game in the late 80’s. In addition to Straight Outta Compton,  Stanfield will also appear in the upcoming Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead  alongside Don Cheadle and in Ava Duvernay’s civil rights epic, Selma,  where he will play civil rights protester, Jimmie Lee Jackson.  [Indie Wire]

Winfrey with Epps and Daniels

Media mogul, Oprah Winfrey will star alongside Mike Epps in the upcoming biopic about comedy legend, Richard Pryor. Earlier this week, we reported that Winfrey had posted a photo of her with Epps and Lee Daniels announcing Epps casting as Pryor. However, it was unclear what Winfrey’s part was in the production until now. Winfrey will be portraying Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter, who raised him after his mother, Gertrude, walk out on her family. Pryor eventually grew in a brothel that was run by his grandmother.  No word yet on any other casting for the film. []

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