Ice Cube Denies Report About L.A. Riots Movie

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Ice Cube is denying reports that he and his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. are attached to L.A. riots movie “April 29, 1992.”

Following a report about their involvement from the Hollywood Reporter, Cube’s camp released a statement asserting that he and his son are not formally attached to the pic. “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.”

The father-son duo worked together as producer and actor on the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” which is nearing $100 million at the box office and receiving critical praise.

Cube can be seen next in the sequel to “Ride Along” with Kevin Hart, which bows in January.

Cube is repped by UTA, Prospect Park and Ziffren Brittenham. Jackson is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. Lisa says:

    So within a few hours Variety corrects their first report. Not that I have a problem with corrections, it’s better than editing and watering down the first report like it did yesterday about Jenner’s possible manslaughter charge. Who is their source? I wonder if their faulty source also reported Wallace being fired from the View and the View just ran with it seeing a good out to get rid of Wallace.
    These faulty reports are not only damaging to the ‘targets’ but are making Variety lose credibility.

  2. RTF372 says:

    Why a “thriller”? Make a real movie about the riots, that tells the story of real people and real faces, and has a heartbeat. The best thing about Straight Outta Compton being a box office success (and now talk of major award nominations) is that Hollywood will be willing to part ways with more money in the future to produce films about black Los Angeles, a genre that was put on the shelf for 15 years. Now is a better time than ever. With the reemergence of police brutality, the demographic shift and relationship with Latinos, there’s a ton of LA stories to be told. Don’t make this a “Freddy Kruger Goes Looting” type of movie. Although I must admit something like that would make great late night cable sleaze.

    • Lisa says:

      I think it’s more than just making a buck, it’s Hollywood’s way of denying reality. Turn it into a comedy or a horror film – neither can be taken seriously.
      But I agree with you completely. I think now is a good time to tackle the LA police brutality or any police brutality anywhere because now it’s being called out everywhere.

  3. FthomasCain says:

    Sad that a movie about the very worst of our society is such a hit. Says a lot about where we are as a nation today and especially what people have become and what they see as entertainment and music.

  4. EK says:

    So why repeat the erroneous first report?

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