O'Shea Jackson Jr. Will Throw His Own LSD-Laced No-Hitter as Dock Ellis in a New Biopic
The Straight Outta Compton star lands another leading role
If you didn’t know him as anything other than Ice Cube‘s kid before, you should be ready to know and embrace O’Shea Jackson Jr. as something much more than an iconic rapper’s son.
Recently, Junior, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his father and portrayed him in the critically-adored NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, has been seen in the indie comedy Ingrid Goes West, alongside Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olson, and is slated to be featured in the upcoming Godzilla sequel. But it appears the roles keep coming in, as Deadline reports Jackson Jr. has been cast as Doc Ellis, in a forthcoming biopic on the legendary MLB pitcher who was notorious for pitching a perfect game on LSD (47 years ago today) and claims to have never played a sober game, despite wracking up World Series wins for both the Pirates and Yankees.
Currently titled Dock, the film will mark another feature-length picture from Cube Vision (the production company behind Straight Outta Compton) and will be produced by Ice Cube, David Permut and Jeff Kwatinetz, with a script written by Joey Poach. No release date or production schedule has been announced just yet, but you can bet this one will be another blockbuster. Hold tight for more on Dock in the months ahead and for a crash course on the tripped-out perfect game, revisit No No: A Dockumentary2014’s .