Artist News

NWA biopic in the works

By | Published on Thursday 22 September 2011


Director John Singleton has revealed that he and rapper Ice Cube are working on a film about the rise of NWA. Cube, of course, was a member of the seminal gangsta rap group, while Singleton was behind great films like ‘Boyz N The Hood’ and ‘Higher Learning’. He also directed ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, though.

Speaking to The Playlist, Singleton said: “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 NWA story. The script is really, really good, and so we’re just figuring it out. New Line really wants to make it”.

Ice Cube is lined up as a producer, while Andrea Berloff, S Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Matt Alvarez have written the script, which bears the working title ‘Straight Outta Compton’.