A year after F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton became a box office sensation and earned an Oscar nomination, Lifetime is hoping audiences are interested in another part of the N.W.A./Ruthless Records story. Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le is a new made-for-TV movie that focuses on the relationship between Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le Toussaint. The film debuted on Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. ET and was followed by a documentary on Toussaint's career.
Since the film alleges that Dr. Dre abused Michel'le, who is the mother of one of his children, it has faced a legal challenge from Dre. On October 9, TMZ reported that he sent Sony Pictures TV a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue if it aired. Toussaint told TMZ that what the film depicts is true.
Surviving Compton was directed by Janice Cooke (UnREAL) and written by Dianne Houston (Take the Lead). Click through for a look at the main cast of the film. (Getty)
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