Years after making his 1991 film debut with “Boyz N The Hood,” director John Singleton is set to reunite with Ice Cube for a film project about the story of the “World’s Most Dangerous Group” … N.W.A.
He told The Playlist that although it’s premature to talk about it, he admitted the two have had 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 revealed. “The script is really, really good, and so we’re just figuring it out. New Line really wants to make it.”
According to The Playlist, four writers — including Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Matt Alvarez — have been attached to the project, and Cube is joined as a producer by David Engel, Bill Strauss, and Tomica Wright.
However, everything’s still in the beginning stages.
As for the film’s roles. Those are unclear as well, but there’s one person that says his participation is a “high probability.” His name is Eric Wright Jr., aka Lil Eazy-E.
He tells TMZ that he’s “the perfect man for the role.”
“Who better to play him in the N.W.A. days? Like father, like son — no makeup needed,” Lil Eazy said.
Lil Eazy says he’s been in contact with the movie producers, but has yet to formally audition.
N.W.A. consists of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Eazy-E and DJ Yella; and is considered to be one the the pioneers of gangsta rap.