Universal distances itself from 'Compton' casting

July 18, 2014 1:24 AM

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Universal distances itself from 'Compton' casting

LOS ANGELES -- Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announcement for the film.

The company said in a statement late Thursday that "the filmmakers ... did not approve and do not condone the information in this casting notice. We regret and sincerely apologize for being in any way associated with the offensive descriptions it contained."

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