New York rapper Ghostface Killah has offered his take on buzz about a possible Wu-Tang Clan biopic coming together following the success of N.W.A.‘s box office hit Straight Outta Compton.
According to Ghost, talks of a Wu tell-all flick started well before the N.W.A. Hollywood smash.
“I mean, we’ve been talking about that years ago, you know what I mean? So I don’t know if brothers might get inspired from what they have seen. But we’ve talked about that before we even heard about N.W.A. was doing a movie. But you know how it goes, it’s timing, and you know, a lot of other stuff behind it,” Ghost said in an interview before being asked what actor he would like to play him. “I don’t really know. I told [Raekwon] I wanted to play me, you know what I mean? But I know I might not be able to play a younger Ghost or all the other sh*T like that, but I don’t even know. I swear I don’t know.” (XXL Mag)
Last month, Wu-Tang’s Raekwon opened up to the idea of a Wu biopic coming together.
“When we make a Wu movie, bet your a** it’s gonna be serious because we gotta tell the truth. And I think that’s what I love about the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ movie is that they told the truth. When we do get to that level and it happens, it has to be the real story. It’s gonna be an interesting one, cause I said – [Wu head] RZA hit the lotto one day. He knew who he had, but he didn’t know what he had. So let’s keep it right there.” (Hot 97)
After its first 3 days in theaters, Straight Outta Compton debuted at number 1 and surpassed its $28 million budget.
“Straight Outta Compton” lifted the box office out of its August funk, debuting at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with an estimated $56.1 million. The movie posted the biggest August opening ever for an R-rated film, and it has become the No. 1 musical biopic. (Los Angeles Times)
Late N.W.A. leader Eazy-E‘s daughter E.B. Wright talked to SOHH recently about her overall support for Straight Outta Compton.
“We were filming it about a year ago and I spent some time on the set, just getting to know Jason Mitchell, who portrays my dad and he really just did a phenomenal job. I couldn’t be more proud and I don’t think there was anyone that could have played my dad better. The overall film is really good. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube and F. Gary Gary, director, they did a really good job. They were really sensitive with the whole story since my dad isn’t alive. His own personal part of the story, they had to sort of build around that so I’m just proud of it. There’s a lot that I feel was left out of his personal storyline but this movie was about N.W.A. as a collective and their brotherhood and how they started and everything they went through.” (SOHH)