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Ice Cube's Son to Play the Rapper in N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

June 10, 2014 (7:54 am) GMT
O'Shea Jackson Jr. is set to play his rapper father Ice Cube in the movie that depicts the journey of hip-hop group N.W.A.
Ice Cube's Son to Play the Rapper in N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

One of the main actors in "" is cast. According to a scoop from The Wrap, is tapped to play his real-life father in the movie about the rise and fall of the Compton, California-based rap group

The members of the hip-hop group included Ice Cube, Eazy-E, , MC Ren, and DJ Yella. Arabian Prince was also among the founding members, but left shortly after MC Ren joined the gang. The group was active from 1986 to 1991.

Cube and Dre serve as producers for the biopic along with Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright. F. Gary Gray ("") will be directing from a script by Jonathan Herman. Cube described it 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."

Cube has been campaigning to get his son in the movie for a while now. "I've been trying to get that pushed along. Just wanna make sure that he's the best man for the job," he told The Guardian. Eazy-E's son is reportedly also eying a role in the movie, but an unknown actor is tapped to play the character.

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