The biggest question all along has been who would play the members of N.W.A. The first indication that there could be a familial connection was in September 2011, when Eazy-E's son went on record say he wanted to play his father
in the rumored biopic. Adding more fuel to the nepotism fire was a TMZ interview in January 2012
, when they asked Dr. Dre about the film and he indicated that his son and Ice Cube's son could also play their respective dads in the film, and shortly after that Cube confirmed
that he was on board for that option.
This March, director F. Gary Gray announced a series of open casting calls looking to find unknown actors to play the parts, and YG auditioned for the role of MC Ren. Dr. Dre then wanted Michael B. Jordan
to play him, but Jordan took the role of Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four
and knocked himself out of contention, while the producers said they were leaning towards unknowns, partly due to budget concerns. But that's all settled now, as last week Ice Cube announced that his son, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
, would play him, while Marcus Callender
is set to play Dre and Jason Mitchell has been cast as Eazy-E.