The cast and filmmakers behind Straight Outta Compton are enjoying the film's incredible success at the box office. But for the young stars, the buzz surrounding the N.W.A biopic means a huge launch to their Hollywood careers.
While each of the actors is doing well in his own right, Jason Mitchell — who portrays Eazy-E in the film — is just killing it. The actor is already on board for Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's debut feature Keanu and will star opposite Zoe Kravitz in the indie drama Vincent-N-Roxxxy. Now, Mitchell has signed on to star in King Kong: Skull Island for Legendary Pictures. The actor will reportedly play an "easygoing pilot" who joins the crew to explore the mysterious island, which is also home to King Kong.
Mitchell's performance as Eazy has already earned him rave reviews. Watch our interview with the rising star below:
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