Ice Cube casts son O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play him in N.W.A film ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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Ice Cube casts son O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play him in N.W.A film ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 9, 2014

Source: TheWrap

Ice Cube & O'Shea Jackson Jr.According to TheWrap, Ice Cube has cast his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play him in the upcoming N.W.A biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ With F. Gary Gray attached as the director, it’s expected that Universal Pictures will come on board as the film’s distributor.

Written by Jonathan Herman, the film is being described as a comprehensive “dramatic story that encompasses hip-hop, dope-dealing, Reaganomics, AIDS, LAPD, rap feuds, FBI, PMRC, the Parental Advisory stickers on the records…all of it.”

The sites states that Ice Cube had to convince executives that although his son has no acting experience, he would be able to handle the challenges that comes with the role.

Cube will be producing the film along with Dr. Dre and Easy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. Also on board is Cube’s producing partner Matt Alvarez from Cube Vision and Will Packer.

Straight-outta-compton-nwa-movieAs wikipedia states, “N.W.A (an abbreviation of Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Compton, California, widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap and west coast hip hop sub-genres, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of rap music. Active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy due to the explicit lyrics that many considered to be disrespectful to women, and glorifying drugs and crime. The group was subsequently banned from many mainstream American radio stations. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million units in the United States alone.

The original lineup consisted of Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. MC Ren joined in 1988, with Arabian Prince leaving the group later that same year.”

Clip – Dr. Dre Tells His Mother He Knows What He Wants To Do

Clip – Dr. Dre helps Easy-E

Clip – NWA Answers Questions At A Press Conference

Clip – LAPD

Clip – N.W.A. finishes SOC in Studio


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