While doing press for his upcoming film, 21 Jump Street, Ice Cube took some time to discuss the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic.
In an interview with MTV News, Cube responded to a rumor that Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton could get the job to helm the movie about the West Coast legend’s former group.
“We’re interviewing a lot of directors. I don’t want to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay,’ but we’re interviewing directors,” he said. “So, the movie’s in progress in this high speed, and it’s coming along. Hopefully, we get it done.”
The Predator revealed that the script is “about seventy-five percent there,” before cautioning: “Until they green-light the picture, start cutting checks, it’s still just a dream.”
Cube also addressed a rumor that his son was in line to play him in the flick. “That’s a dream come true, but we’re going to find the best actor to do the job,” he explained. “That’s the thing about movies: You have got to find the best people to do the role. It is going to be a role that I think is right for unknowns, people who you haven’t seen before. I think that’s the best way to pull this off.”
Watch the interview below: