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Ice Cube's son to play rapper in N.W.A. biopic straight outta compton

06.09.2014

I love the smell of Nepotism in the morning, smells like Hollywood. The long in development NWA biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON is closer to actually happening now with some interesting casting news. You may have heard the rumors a couple of years ago that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube wanted to cast their sons in the movie, now The Wrap reports that O’Shea Jackson Jr., aka Ice Cube Jr., will play his father in the film.

F. Gary Gray (THE ITALIAN JOB) is directing the biopic which Cube previously described as a "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 report also mentioned that Eazy-E's son has been lobbying for a role but an unknown actor is likely to win the part and that Universal could announce the main cast this week. Ice Cube apparently convinced executives that despite his lack of acting experience, O'Shea Jr. could handle the pressure and was up for the challenge.

Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E's widow are producing the Universal movie which, aforementioned nepotism joke aside, does sound like it is going through a lot of auditions outside of the family as well to get it right. So it sounds like this movie is finally getting a move on again and that has to make a lot of people happy as well as anxious to see how it all turns out.

I would reference some lyrics from the titular album right now, but I keep it PG like Brian Williams.

Source: The Wrap

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11:00AM on 06/10/2014

How hard is it to play Ice Cube?

His last name isn't Cube??? I am surprised E's family wants this made (money, I guess), and more surprised they won't cast his son. This just isn't a story for a Hollywood movie though (I thought that BIG movie was terrible). I'd rather see a documentary.
His last name isn't Cube??? I am surprised E's family wants this made (money, I guess), and more surprised they won't cast his son. This just isn't a story for a Hollywood movie though (I thought that BIG movie was terrible). I'd rather see a documentary.
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4:53AM on 06/10/2014
And what the hell happened to F. Gary Gray?
And what the hell happened to F. Gary Gray?
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4:46AM on 06/10/2014
Can't wait for the DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince epic starring Jayden Smith as his dad.
Can't wait for the DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince epic starring Jayden Smith as his dad.
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11:05AM on 06/10/2014
Funny. I immediately thought something similar, but not as clever. And yea, I liked his movies.
Funny. I immediately thought something similar, but not as clever. And yea, I liked his movies.
9:56PM on 06/09/2014
I thought Ice Cube's son name is Ice Pick, haha.
I thought Ice Cube's son name is Ice Pick, haha.
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11:06AM on 06/10/2014
Wouldn't it be more like water?
Wouldn't it be more like water?
8:57PM on 06/09/2014
He can't be any worse at acting than his dad.
He can't be any worse at acting than his dad.
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7:44PM on 06/09/2014
First off I love the Brian Williams videos, and this one is good but no rappers delight. Secondly I look forward to a NWA movie I think this movie has some decent potential on a rap group that influence over so many rappers that are seen today
First off I love the Brian Williams videos, and this one is good but no rappers delight. Secondly I look forward to a NWA movie I think this movie has some decent potential on a rap group that influence over so many rappers that are seen today
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