'Compton' screenwriter makes the journey straight outta Connecticut

August 14, 2015 11:22 PM

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Of the scores of screenwriters who might have authored the story of gangsta rap on the big screen, Jonathan Herman is not the most intuitive candidate.

A self-described "white Jewish gay guy from Connecticut," Herman had no inside knowledge of the hip-hop world, and in fact had no produced writing credits to his name at all, as recently as late 2013.

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