Inspired by the life of former New England Patriots defensive back Tebucky Jones, the story centers on a tough-as-nails NFL player who realizes that his kids have become spoiled brats. In an effort to toughen them up, he forces them to spend their summer in the mean streets of Oakland, Calif., where he grew up. Along the way, he realizes that he also might have some things to learn.
"Tough Love" will be directed for Dimension Films by Thomas Carter, who was last in theaters with "Coach Carter. Ice Cube will also serve as a producer.