Paul Giamatti to Manage N.W.A in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Ruthless Records Co-Founders Eazy-E and Jerry Heller

Ruthless Records Co-Founders Eazy-E and Jerry Heller

Looks like Paul Giamatti has signed on to star as N.W.A manager Jerry Heller in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Heller represented an eclectic mix of artists from The Who, Journey, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, ELO, Eric Burden, CS&N, Ike & Tina Turner, CCR, Black Sabbath, REO Speedwagon and many more.

In the eighties Heller ushered in West Coast Hip Hop by co-founding Ruthless Records with Eazy-E and signing N.W.A.

Straight out of Compton is currently filming, under the direction of F. Gary Gray and is due to be released August 15th 2015

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter