Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ice Cube's son to play dad in N.W.A. biopic - report

Rapper Ice Cube's actor son O'Shea Jackson has reportedly been cast to play his famous father in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Ice Cube's son to play dad in N.W.A. biopic - report

Ice Cube,Oshea Jackson Jr., Godzilla Movie Premiere held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com)
Ice Cube,Oshea Jackson Jr., Godzilla Movie Premiere held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com)

Rapper Ice Cube's actor son O'Shea Jackson has reportedly been cast to play his famous father in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

The hip-hop star's legendary rap group is getting the big screen treatment in a film named after the rappers' 1988 debut album, and Ice Cube has previously championed his 22-year-old son for the lead role. Now, multiple sources tell TheWrap.com that his campaigning has finally paid off, and Jackson has reportedly been offered the part.

Universal Studios executives have yet to confirm Jackson's casting. Straight Outta Compton tells the story of Compton, California rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella's rise to fame in the late 1980s and their subsequent split in 1991.

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