(AllHipHop News) News about the casting for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is starting to trickle out. According to The Wrap, one key role in the film will be played by an offspring of one of the original members of the group.
Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. is reportedly taking on the part of his father in the movie. Cube, who also serves as a producer for Straight Outta Compton, had previously expressed his interest in Jackson Jr portraying the emcee. Several other rappers and actors auditioned for part, but apparently the media mogul convinced executives at Universal to go with his son.
Fellow N.W.A member Dr. Dre and Tomica Woods-Wright, the widow of Easy-E, are also listed as producers for the picture. F. Gary Gray (Set It Off, The Italian Job) is on hand to direct. There is no scheduled release date for the film as of yet.