Ice Cube Says N.W.A. Biopic's Script Is "About 75 Percent There," Looking For A Director

Ice Cube says that the hunt for a director for the N.W.A. biopic has begun.

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:

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15 Comments

  • The Don

    I KNOW FOR SURE THAT THE NWA FILM WOULD BE TEN TIMES BETTER WITH NWA'S KIDS PLAYING THEIR FATHERS. ICE CUBE'S SON LOOKS LIKE CUBE,DR.DRE'S SON LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE DRE,LIL EAZY LOOKS LIKE EAZY Z...YALL GET THE PICTURE AWREADY. I REMEMBER WATCHING THIS INTERVIEW WITH LIL EAZY A COUPLE YEARS AGO,AND WHEN THEY ASKED HIM ABOUT IF HE'S UP TO PLAYING THE ROLE OF HIS DAD HE SAID EVENTHOUGH IT WOULD BE SORT OF A CHALLENGE,HE WANT TO DO IT AND THINKS HE'S THE BEST PERSON FOR THAT PART. IDK ABOUT DR.DRE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS SON AS OF RIGHT NOW BUT I DO KNOW HIS SON"HOOD SURGEON" OR WHATEVER IS A RAPPER WHO SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE THE DOCTOR SO OBVIOUS HE'S INSPIRED BY HIS POPS AND IM SURE IF DRE THINK ITS COOL THEN HIS SON WILL BE WILLING TO PLAY HIM IN THE MOVIE. ICE CUBE SAID "HE" THINK ITS BEST FOR UNKNOWN ACTORS TO PLAY THEM IN THE FILM WHEN WE ALL HAVE A BRAIN AND KNOW THATS NOT TRUE. ITS EITHER THEIR KIDS HAVE LITTLE TO NO TALENT AND THEY DONT WANT TO PAY FOR ACTING LESSONS AND RISK MESSING UP THEIR DADS NAME,PUBLICITY OR THE WHITE FOLK WONT LET THEM AND I THINK ITS THEY HAVE LIMITED TALENT PLUS THE WHITE MAN WONT LET THEM THATS MY OPINION. I FEEL LIKE IF CUBE HAD MORE CONTROL,HE WOULD LET HIS WHOLE FAMILY ACT IN A MOVIE BUT HE HAS PEOPLE HE HAVE TO ANSWER TO AND UNFORTUNATLEY THEY ARE WHITE. HIM SAYING HE THINK ITS BEST FOR UNKNOWN ACTORS TO PLAY THEM DONT EVEN SOUND LIKE SOMETHING A BLACK GUY WOULD SAY,THAT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING A WHITE GUY WOULD SAY JUST TO CONTROL SOME SHIT.

  • Jaspal Singh

    Uncle Phill from Fresh Prince to play Suge Knight David Duke to play Jerry

  • YO CUBE....

    THERE'S A HUGE CHAPTER MISSING FROM THIS STORY.... THE REUNION! MAKE IT HAPPEN !

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  • jesterxxl

    Mekhi Phifer (Cube) Omar Epps (Dre) Terrance Howard (Eazy) Hassan Johnson (Ren) Michael Ealy (Yella) Hill Harper (D.O.C.) Alec Baldwin (Jerry) Gabrielle Union (Michel'le)

    • chris o

      Nah man there too old. This is NWA glory days when they were teenagers, "Fucking with me cuz im a teenager with a lil bit of gold and a pager" ICE CUBE st8 outa compton

  • FURYAN

    Killa county is a state, murda The gangsta the killa and the dope deala(murda)

  • FURYAN

    LOOK AT DEEZ NIGGAZ WITH ATTITUDE *HELLO*

  • So Icy Boi!

    LMAO @ NWA. doze niggaz are older den ma dad. LMAO....... fuck diz old azz muzik. YMCMB iz da shit! Gucci da GOAT. swag

  • almost there

    literally on edge, this will be an ill film

  • Anonymous

    Hope this gets done properly especially after the fuckery that was Notorious. Diddy was just tryin 2 cash in on Biggie one last time not tryin 2 properly portray his legacy

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