HOLLYWOOD – The new extended version of hit movie Straight Outta Compton released today, features extended scenes of contract negotiations.
Director F. Gary Gray promised that his new director’s cut of Straight Outta Compton will feature over an hour’s extra footage of contract negotiation and detail legalese about the career of iconic rap group N.W.A. Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, Gary Gray, or the Negotiator as he prefers to be known, had this to say:
We put as much about the different contracts in the film as time would allow. Obviously people wanted to see the music being produced in the studio and performed live and we were very concerned about capturing the excitement of all that but we were also really interested in getting the sense of N.W.A as a legal entity and how the percentages were divided. Who got what? And what were the tax payments maybe at the end of the fiscal year? We also wanted to show clearly how Ice Cube’s solo career allowed him to diversify his investments and make some very interesting decisions with a new brokerage firm that he employed, none of which made the theatrical cut. Rachel Weisz, who plays the hedge fund manager, was super pissed.
She was cut out of….
To the Wonder. I know. Paul Giamatti wasn’t crazy about the theatrical release of the film as well and I don’t blame him. Some of his best work was Jerry explaining the intricacies of the deal he had made with Eazy Z and the boys. And there’s a scene where he just shows Ice Cube (played by O’Shea Jackson Jr) a copy of the contract. We cut it down for running time and pace, but in the new version they read through the whole contract together and go over it clause by clause.
Wow. That actually changes the meaning of the story.
Every film has to have a villain and Jerry became outs, but in reality those boys spent more time talking about tax deductibles and creative financial solutions than they did about hitting the pipe and popping caps in asses.