John Singleton, who cuts his teeth with his NWA-influenced directorial debut, Boyz n tha Hood, and Ice Cube, who cut his teeth rapping in NWA, are in talks with one another regarding the possibility of an NWA biopic, which is something I would see on opening night.
Apparently the duo has a “really, really good” script, but no further progress has been made. Well, that’s not entirely true. The working title of the project is Straight Outta Compton, because if it was anything else, I would write a letter to my congressman asking the government to change it to Straight Outta Compton.
Cube would serve as a producer, and presumably some sort of gangsta consultant, while John Singleton would direct, having just returned after a six-year hiatus with the incubating stinker Abduction.
Let’s hope he finds his way back to his sweet spot with this one.