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Conflicting reports surface about Ice Cube and son’s involvement in L.A. riots movie

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. played his dad, Ice Cube, in last week’s blockbuster Straight Outta Compton. Now they may have found a Los Angeles vehicle for both of them.

The father-son combo are in early talks to headline April 29, 1992, a thriller based during the L.A. riots, at Lionsgate, according to a source close to the project. Director Donovan Marsh (Spud) is currently attached to direct a script written by Sascha Penn (Power). The plot is focused on an ex-con who tries to protect his son when his workplace is raided and looted.

Lionsgate declined to comment, but a source says the project is still in very early stages and deals are not yet signed. Ice Cube’s publicist released a statement saying Cube and Jackson are not confirmed for the project: “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.”

Jackson Jr. made his feature film debut in Compton, which led box office earnings in its debut weekend, raking in $60.2 million.

THR first reported this story.

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