Paul Giamatti Tapped As Jerry Heller For N.W.A. Biopic
Actor Paul Giamatti has been tapped to play Jerry Heller in the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Jerry was the famous rap group’s manager back in the early 90’s, and was a huge part of their career – in both a good and bad way.
Jerry was there for a large part of the group’s rise to fame, and also co-founded Ruthless Records with Eazy-E. However, he had infamous feuds with both Ice Cube and Dre once he no longer worked with them.
Paul joins a cast that includes O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins, who are slated to star as Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre, respectively. Straight Outta Compton hits theaters August 15, 2015.