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Ice Cube's Son to Play Ice Cube in NWA Biopic "Straight Outta Compton"

Posted: June 9th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Ice Cube, Dr Dre and Eazy-E's widow have been working with Universal Pictures on "Straight Outta Compton," which would focus on the NWA hip hop group that helped pioneer the gangsta rap movement in the 80s and early 90s.

Now comes word that Ice Cube and director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Law Abiding Citizen) have cast O'Shea Jackson Jr to play Ice Cube in the film. Jackson happens to be Cube's son and lacks acting experience, but Cube and Gray feel that he can handle the job.

Eazy-E's son has also been lobbying to play his father, but that role will go to an actual actor. Even though casting is already on its way, it's still not clear if Universal has given the film the green light. The budget is expected to be around $25 million.

"Straight Outta Compton" will chronicle the rise and fall of the rap group, founded by Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren, whose songs were so incendiary (i.e. "F*ck tha Police") they were banned from radio playlists but still sold millions of albums. Then came the inevitable fiery breakup, a grudge match between the former bandmates, and Eazy-E's tragic death due to AIDS.

Source: The Wrap


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Displaying 11 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
minkowski writes:
on June 9th, 2014 at 10:49:59 PM

Straight outta Compton and straight inta da bargain-bin.

Anyway, nepotism is so easy these day. Just play your nobody father in a movie about him.
PORN-FLY writes:
on June 9th, 2014 at 10:51:04 PM

This news is older than Kristen Stewarts loofah
YoungChris writes:
on June 9th, 2014 at 11:01:46 PM

Interesting ...
OneTime writes:
on June 9th, 2014 at 11:17:40 PM

i had aids once...glad thats over with.
Tanman32123 writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 12:13:31 AM

Lawl ^

I'd watch this. Can imagine it being sort of like Boyz in the hood
Avirex writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 1:15:21 AM

Dr. Dre has only ever been a glorified DJ who got a lucky break. None of them lived the lives they portrayed in their tracks and were just tools of corporations to make money. Cube and Dre are still that, just on a larger scale now I suppose.
PORN-FLY writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 1:40:18 AM

Except for Eazy
he started Ruthless Records with his own drug money

not sure bout MC Ren
But Fè and Pube are definetly studio gangstas
Attos writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 1:44:03 AM

Jockin' the bitches.
Slappin' the hoes.
BlackDynamite writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 4:05:59 AM

How does Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch not have their own biopic yet.
AngryBird writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 4:16:11 AM

Lack of acting experience never stopped Will Smith from casting his son! lol
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 10th, 2014 at 7:32:19 PM

IT'S NICE TO KNOW A p*ssy BITCH BASTARD IS PLAYING HIS DAD, WHO WAS A p*ssy BITCH BASTARD.

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