It's been two years since rapper/actor Ice Cube first announced plans to produce a film recounting his days as a member of gangsta rap group NWA. There's finally some news about the oft-delayed film. Director John Singleton (of Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious and the upcoming Taylor Lautner-starring Abduction) may be the man to helm the project, according to The Playlist.
With Ice Cube as producer, it will be interesting to see how the filmmakers treat the story of the Compton rap group. In the late eighties, NWA helped popularize west coast hip-hop and spawned the careers of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. After the release of the group's 1988 debut Straight Outta Compton, Cube left the group over disagreements regarding royalties.