Straight Outta Compton is set to enjoy its second weekend at the box office starting today, and many speculate that it will once again come out on top. After conquering the end of the summer season with this well-received biopic, it looks like the movie's producer and subject, Ice Cube, will reteam with his son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., who plays the iconic rapper on screen. Only this time, they will be starring in the movie together. Maybe.
Donovan Marsh, best known for INumber Number, Spud and Spud 2: The Madness Continues, is set to direct April 29, 1992. The thriller will revolve around the infamous L.A. Riots that took place on that day. It was initially reported that Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr. would be starring in the movie as father and son. But shortly after the news broke, Ice Cube's publicist issued a statement.
"Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr. have no plans to commit to this project at this time. Any speculations or rumors that suggest that they are confirmed are simply untrue."
April 29, 1992 is set up at Lionsgate. Sascha Penn is behind the screenplay. The story follows an ex-criminal, to possibly be played by Ice Cube. He must save his son when a group of thugs raid his place of work, hoping to steal a treasure of platinum. THR says that a February start date is being considered.
William Packer is producing April 29, 1992. He served as an executive producer on Straight Outta Compton, and has worked with Ice Cube on Ride Along and its 2016 sequel Ride Along 2. O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s performance has garnered strong reviews, which is said to have convinced the father and son duo to team-up yet again.
While no deal has been made, insiders close to the project say that talks have begun with Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr., whether the publicist wants to admit it or not. The project is said to have greatly heated up once everyone saw what a hit Straight Outta Compton was turning out to be. Every thing is still in the very early stages, which is one reason the actor and his son may be hesitant to discuss it just yet. Lionsgate's casting director Deborah Aquila is said to already be looking for other actors to round out the cast.