STAR ROLE: Ice Cube has found success with Ride Along (PA)
ICE CUBE has revealed the planned biopic about rap group NWA could begin shooting in April with the script still a work in process and casting yet to be done.
The American actor and rapper has been in the limelight after starring in smash-hit comedy film Ride Along, which also features Kevin Hart and Laurence Fisburne.
Speaking to the Guardian about the film’s success and the impeding NWA project, which he is producing, Ice Cube said: “We're getting the script tight and we're starting to cast.
“Hopefully we'll start shooting in April. We've had a few different writers; we're still working that out. We're going for a dramatic story that encompasses hip-hop, dope-dealing, Reaganomics, Aids, LAPD, rap feuds, FBI, PMRC, the Parental Advisory stickers on the records ... all of it.”
The Three Kings star said his son O’Shea is being lined up to play him in the biopic, and added: “I've been trying to get that pushed along. Just wanna make sure that he's the best man for the job.”
Ice Cube, who thinks O’Shea is like him when he was that age, said his other son Darrel “could recite Straight Outta Compton at two years old.”
On the subject of the success of Ride Along and preparing for the role, Ice Cube said: “I didn't have to do no research – I've been in the back of those [police] cars, I know how it goes.
“And my character is undercover. The difference between an undercover cop and a crook is a badge.”