Ice Cube has sealed a deal with Dimension Films to turn the hit 1970′s TV show Welcome Back, Kotter, into a feature film.
Ice Cube will play the title role of Kotter, who returns to his inner-city high school to teach a group of young, likeable, troublemakers.
The original series ran from 1975-79 and helped launch the career of John Travolta, who played the character “Vinnie Barbarino.”
Ice Cube is producing the comedy with Andrew Lazar and Matt Alvarez, a partner in Cube Vision Productions.
Production is slated to start in the fall.