You might remember actor Neil Brown Jr. from the blockbuster hit “Straight Outta Compton”. Brown portrayed N.W.A.’s DJ Yella. The actor has kept himself busy since appearing in the box office hit by working on two projects for Netflix. Brown will star in the Swedish remake of “Naked” which will also star comedian Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall. Brown’s second Netflix project is a war drama directed by Fernando Coimbra called “Sandcastle”.
Neil Brown, Jr. Is Ready To Join The Cast
It was recently announced that Brown will be the latest to join the cast of the upcoming crime thriller, “Labyrinth”. The movie is based on the murders of West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur and East Coast rapper Biggie Smalls. The movie will follow the life of LAPD detective, Russell Poole, who worked on both murder cases. Poole was eventually asked to leave the police force because he continually voiced his beliefs that his force contained dirty cops. Through Poole’s investigation, he came to believe that cops on his own force were involved in both murders and even being paid by Death Row Records.
Poole even believed that some cops on the force were affiliated with The Bloods street gang. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Russell Poole and Forest Whitaker as Jack Jackson. Whitaker’s character is a journalist who teamed up with detective Poole. The two were determined to find the truth behind the murders, but their investigation threatened to knock the Los Angeles Police Force off their foundation.
Brown will portray Rafael Perez who was recognized as a dirty police officer. Perez was in the center of the Rampart scandal who was eventually accused of murdering Biggie. The film’s script was adapted from a Randall Sullivan book and written by Christian Contreras. The film is being produced by Miriam Segal of Good Films and being co-produced by Open Road Films and Miramax. The film is set to be distributed by Open Road films and is set to be released next year.
So, what are your thoughts? Will you be in line to check this movie out? Let me know in the comments.
Written By: Ronda Brooks