Son set to play Ice Cube in biopic

London: Rapper Ice Cube`s actor son O`Shea Jackson Jr has reportedly been cast to play his famous father in the upcoming biopic, `Straight Outta Compton`.

The hip-hop star`s legendary rap group is getting the big screen treatment in a film named after the rappers` 1988 debut album, and Ice Cube has previously championed his 22-year-old son for the lead role, reportedly.

His campaigning has finally paid off, and Jackson has reportedly been offered the part. Universal Studios executives have yet to confirm Jackson`s casting.

`Straight Outta Compton` tells the story of Compton, California rappers Dr Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella`s rise to fame in the late 1980s and their subsequent split in 1991.