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Ice Cube wants son to play him in N.W.A. biopic

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Jan 17, 2014 | 6:21pm EST

Hip-hop icon Ice Cube wants to cast his son to play a younger version of himself in a planned biopic about his legendary rap group N.W.A.. Straight Outta Compton, named after the rappers' 1988 debut album, is due to begin casting in the coming weeks, but the musician-turned-actor already has an idea about who he would love to portray him onscreen. He says, "In a perfect world, I would want my son to play me, because I think he looks like me, he got it (sic)... He's 22..." Ice Cube also tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams that he is hoping everything will be in place to begin filming in early 2015. He says, "I'm producing. Me, Dr. Dre, all the people that was around... Eazy's estate is involved. Everybody's involved to make this movie that people have been waiting to see. "This time next year (we will begin shooting), hopefully, something like that." F. Gary Gray has been appointed to direct, while new screenwriter Jonathan Herman was recently hired to rework the movie, which will tell 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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