Monday, March 30, 2009

Ice Cube Has Another New Comedy Film

We have just learned that actor/rapper/director Ice Cube has another new comedy film on tap besides the long awaited film Janky Promoters. We hear that his new film, titled Ride Along, is slated to begin filming this summer by New Line Cinemas.

We hear that Cube will play a rogue cop with a soft spot for his sister. When she reveals she's engaged to an upper-crust white psychiatrist, the cop sets out to destroy the relationship by inviting his future brother-in-law on a ride-along. Word is that Cube is eyeing either Tracy Morgan or Mike Epps to star along with him. We also heard that there has been some strong interest from Cube to select a new comedian to star.

In other Cube news, we just discovered that Cube’s other film Janky Promoters, which was scheduled to drop last week, has lost its distributer. Is that signs of the Weinstein Co. being in deep financial trouble because of the economy? We are not sure, but all signs sure do point in that direction. As of this writing, Janky, which also stars Mike Epps, has no release date.

*****Pastor Brown Correction************

Last week we reported that the film Pastor Brown which stars Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Nicole Ari Parker, Keith David, Michael B Jordan, Ernie Hudson, Michael Beach, Tasha Smith, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Rockmond Dunbar, who also directs this film was being produced by Indywood Entertainment. We have discovered that the film is being produced by Rock Capital Films. We apologize for the confusion!

Anyway we hear Pastor Brown is a film that is centered around Jessica "Jesse' Brown, estranged from her family for many years, who returns home to Atlanta to see her ailing father, a prominent pastor of one of the city's oldest and most respected churches. On his deathbed, Pastor Joseph Brown asks his daughter to take over the church. Jesse faces numerous challenges: a teenage son, a jealous sister, an ambitious associate pastor and a blossoming romance with an Islamic man.

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