"We just wrapped principal photography on Straight Outta Compton," Ice Cube told Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. "My son is in it, he plays me in the movie, so I'm extremely proud of that, that's cool." (Even if watching his son play himself was eerily Back to the Future–ish.)
But did 22-year-old O'Shea Jackson Junior have to audition? "Hell yeah," Cube said. "He had to win the part. I ain't giving up nothing free." Cube went on to say O'Shea was "born to play the part," which is promising, because a dad doesn't needlessly exaggerate when that dad is Ice Cube. Also encouraging: Cube says the cast, comprised largely of unknown actors, did "a hell of a job, I can't wait to bring this to the screen." The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton is produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job, Set It Off), and features Paul Giamatti as manager Jerry Heller. An August 14, 2015 release date has been set.