MC Ren Lobbying for John Singleton to Direct N.W.A Film

Former N.W.A member bigs up the Boyz N Hood director.

Posted: 10/01/2011 11:19 AM EDT
Filed Under N.W.A.

We've been covering emerging details from Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A film, for a couple of weeks now. There have been conflicting reports that John Singleton wanted to direct, but that the studio, New Line Cinemas, had other ideas. However, Singleton does have one important advocate in his corner: N.W.A's own MC Ren.

Ren told TMZ that he's talked with former posse-mate Ice Cube, the film's producer, and that he told Cube that Singleton would be the best choice. Ren says Cube agreed with him.

"He knows L.A. He knows the hood and understands it," Ren said of Singleton. "That is what the director will fully have to comprehend to do a N.W.A. film."

Sounds about right to us. But let's hope Straight Outta Compton channels Boyz N Hood—and not Abduction.

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