Ice Cube is preparing to produce a new film about N.W.A., the legendary West Coast group he played an integral role in.
There’s a strong possibility Cube will be reuniting with Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton for the project. Singleton told The Playlist that he and Cube have been in discussions.
“I can’t talk about it too prematurely about the stuff I’m doing because nothing’s come to fruition yet, but Cube and I are talking about doing the N.W.A. story,” Singleton said. “The script is really, really good, and so we’re just figuring it out. New Line really wants to make it.”
The role of the late Eazy E could wind up being played by the late rapper’s son Eric Wright Jr. aka Lil’ Eazy E. He told TMZ that he is the “perfect man for the role” and that there was a “high probability” he’ll portray his father in the film.
“Who better to play him in the N.W.A. days?” Lil’ Eazy said. “Like father, like son — no makeup needed.”
Consisting of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Eazy E and DJ Yella, N.W.A. is considered to be one the the pioneers of gangsta rap.