After successfully producing the hit TNT comedy series, ‘Are We There Yet?,’ actor Ice Cube is looking to get back in the film business with a slew of projects, including ‘New Year’s Eve’ and the film adaptation of the hit TV series ’21 Jump Street.’ In ‘New Year’s Eve,’ the South Central, Los Angeles native joins an all-star cast that includes Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Ice Cube, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, and Katherine Heigl. Directed by Garry Marshall, the romantic comedy is about couples and singles whose lives intertwine one New Year’s Eve in New York. With ’21 Jump Street,’ Cube will be joining Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the film adaptation of the TV series that launched the careers of Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete. Cube will be playing the precinct captain role originated by Steven Williams. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the pic for Sony Pictures, stated Deadline.com. Shooting begins in late April and Neal Moritz is producing. The former rapper is also looking to direct his first feature since 1998’s ‘The Players Club,’ which starred ‘The Best Man‘s Monica Calhoun and LisaRaye. He’s preparing to shop ‘Chrome and Paint,’ a gritty ‘Boyz N’ The Hood’-style drama that Cube wrote with Eva Vives as a starring and directing vehicle that focuses on custom car culture of South Central Los Angeles. Cube last directed the 2010 Oakland Raiders documentary ‘Straight Outta L.A.’ for ESPN.

 

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