If one were to assemble a shortlist of possible directors for Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A biopic, one of the obvious choices would be John Singleton.If you did put Singleton high on the list to make the N.W.A. film, you wouldn’t be alone; evidently Ice Cube has approached him to make the picture.
I can’t talk 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… The script is really, really good, and so we’re just figuring it out. New Line really wants to make it.
We’ve been hearing about this possible film for a couple years; in addition to Ice Cube, it has the participation of Eazy-E‘s widow Tomica Woods.