Dr. Dre kept son from portraying him in NWA biopic

Producer Dr. Dre attends the Pussycat Dolls by Robin Antin Fall 2008 fashion show after party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on March 13, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Jesse Grant, Getty Images)
Producer Dr. Dre attends the Pussycat Dolls by Robin Antin Fall 2008 fashion show after party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on March 13, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Jesse Grant, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/27 3:26 pm

Rap mogul Dr. Dre halted plans for his son to portray him on the big screen in N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton over fears he didn't have enough acting experience.

F. Gary Gray will direct the film about the rise of the California rap group, which included Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella, and their split in 1991.

The cast was announced last week and includes O'Shea Jackson, Jr., who is portraying his father Ice Cube, and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E.

Newcomer Marcus Callender landed the role of Dre, but the hip-hop veteran's aspiring actor/rapper son Curtis Young reveals he auditioned for the role first.

He says, "I actually tried out for the role, 'cause the casting company called me. But my father wanted somebody with more acting experience, and I haven't been acting for a long time, so I'm happy for the guy that got the role. It's one of those things where we want what's best for the movie and for the film. I had a lot of fans that were upset about it, but whatever's best for the film."

The biopic is set for release in 2015

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