Straight Outta Compton 's Jason Mitchell Heads to Skull Island

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20:  Jason Mitchell attends a special screening of Straight Outta Compton on August 20, 2015 at the Picturehouse Central in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Straight Outta Compton 's Jason Mitchell Heads to Skull Island

Actor who portrayed Eazy-E finds his resume filling up fast.

Published August 26, 2015

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: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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(Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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