With reporting by Josh Horowitz
“I’m trying to convince [Dr.] Dre that we should do some new tracks for the movie,” Ice Cube told MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz last week in Los Angeles when he sat to talk about the upcoming “22 Jump Street.”
Though Cube is busy promoting “Jump Street,” he is about to dive into the F Gary Gray-directed flick shortly. “It’s in very good shape. ’Straight Outta Compton’ will be shot in August. So we have a director Gary Gray, he’s our director. We have a cast that’s going to be announced in the next week or two, so [it’s] full-steam ahead,” he said.
There have been reports that Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will play his dad in the film, but the casting has not been confirmed by Cube or Universal. Cube did tell MTV News that the cast will consist of all unknown actors and confirmed that they will be shooting in L.A.
“I’m totally involved, I’m engulfed in it. This is our legacy, you can’t play with this, there’s no cutting corners,” he said. “I’m fully engulfed in that movie, very anal about it. It gotta be right.”