John Singleton May Direct NWA Film


Director John Singleton could be the man to direct a biopic about legendary hip hop group N.W.A. Singleton most famously directed the classic 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, which starred rapper Ice Cube in his first film role. Now, Singleton is in talks with Cube to direct a film about the Compton native’s iconic group.

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

There are several writers involved in the project, tentatively called Straight Outta Compton, and Cube and several others–including Eazy E’s widow Tomica Wright–are producing the film. 8 Mile director Curtis Hanson was also mentioned as a possible director.

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