According to multiple reports, rapper slash actor Ice Cube is in negociations to join actors Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the new "21 Jump Street" remake. Cube would reportedly play the precinct captain in the new movie, based on the television series that launched the career of Johnny Depp.
Ice Cube is negotiating to join Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street. In 21 Jump Street, Cube will play the precinct captain role originated by Steven Williams in the TV series that launched the career of Johnny Depp. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the pic for Sony Pictures. Cube livens up the cast, but if they are planning to replicate the series plot about undercover cops that infiltrate schools. (Deadline)
In related news, Ice Cube is also shopping around his "Chrome and Paint" film that he wrote with Eva Vives.
In Chrome and Paint, Cube uses the subculture of tricked out Mercedes, BMW and Low Rider cars to frame a drama about the temptation to place materialism above all else. Cube's hope is to have his agents at UTA and manager Jeff Kwatinetz set up the project within the next two weeks and shoot in late summer. He's producing the project with Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez. Cube and Alvarez are also moving on two projects at New Line: Cube and David O Russell will hire a writer shortly to craft an R-rated Dirty Harry-esque crime film that will team director and star for the first time since Three Kings; and Cube Vision is also producing Straight Outta Compton. World Trade Center's Andrea Berloff is scripting a biopic of NWA, the politically charged hip-hop group that reflected the growing ire of urban youth in the 1980s and set the tone for gangsta Los Angeles rap culture. (Deadline)
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