Ice Cube Pens New Comedy, Script Picked Up By Dimension

Ice Cube continues to build on his movie biz dynasty, recently inking a deal with Dimension Films to make Janky Promoters, Cube's first script since the last installment of his Friday series. According to Daily Variety, Ice Cube will write and act in the Janky Promoters, which he's also producing alongside Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez.

Janky Promoters will star Cube and another actor as unprepared music promoters working to book a big-name hip-hop artist at a California venue where everything seems to go wrong.

A director will also soon be attached to the project and with casting expected to begin immediately, Dimension head Bob Weinstein is hoping to cast a marquee level rapper to star in the film.

"This feels a lot like Uptown Saturday Night to me, a caper film where you have these music promoters who are slightly shady but are good enough guys that you root for them," Weinstein told Daily Variety. "This is going to be R-rated, and it appeals right to the core of Cube's audience."

Weinstein also shared details about Cube's deal adding, "He's producing the movie, sharing in the funding, so it's more complicated than previous deals we've made with Cube. He's a brand, like Tyler Perry, and that's the direction he's headed in. We're happy to assist him in that because we believe in him."

Weinstein is currently planning for the film to begin production early this summer in light of Ice Cube's promotion schedule for the Fred Durst-directed Dimension film The Long Shots, which just wrapped with Cube as star and producer.

Cube has a first-look Dimension deal and is also developing Welcome Back, Kotter as a starring vehicle. There has also been speculation that Cube will be cast as Sgt. B.A. Baracus aka "Mr.T" in John Singleton's film remake of The A-Team.

In related news, Cube is currently working on his ninth studio album, Raw Footage for a June 17th release. His current single, "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" was released earlier this month.