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Eazy-E's Daughter Sets Sights On Playing Her Dad in Upcoming Movie

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The story is almost biblical -- son assumes role of father, daughter rebels against presumed right to parental legacy.

In this case, though, the children are the offspring of a gangsta rap legend Eazy-E. The question at hand? Who will play the mogul in an upcoming biopic.

According to the Huffington Post, E's son, Eric Wright Jr. a.k.a. Lil' Eazy-E, has claimed the rights to the the role of his father in the Ice-Cube produced film. But E's daughter, Erin Bria Wright, who was once featured on MTV's "Super Sweet Sixteen," is stepping up to question her brother's claim. She wrote in a statement:

I feel the role of my dad in a biopic should “Not” just be a “given” to my brother Lil Eazy solely on the strength that he is my father’s junior! To be honest my father has four sons total who all resemble him in their own way, just as I have an uncanny resemblance to my father and I am a girl. I think my brother should have to audition and earn the role by delivering a great read instead of just being handed the role—and I’d like to add that I feel I should have that same opportunity to audition for the role as well, and be given equal consideration based on my acting ability and not just my relation.
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Erin goes on to cite Hilary Swank in "Boys Don't Cry" as an inspiration for her gender-bending aspirations, although it should be noted that Swank didn't actually play a boy, but rather a trans girl.

Anyway. Let the showdown begin!