Ice Cube In Talks To Star In Remake of 1948 Comedy

Ice Cube is in talks

with Revolution Studios to star in the remake of the 1948 comedy “Mr. Blandings

Builds His Dream House.”

The original 1948 version featured legendary American actor

Carey Grant and actress Myrna Loy, who both starred in the roles movie at the

height of their acting careers.

The original version was about an advertising executive named

Jim Blanding (Grant/Ice Cube) and his wife (Myrna Loy), who live in a cramped

New York apartment with two young daughters and a live-in maid.

The couple ends up buying a house in the Connecticut countryside,

only to find out their dream house is actually falling apart.

The movie was somewhat updated in 1986, when Tom Hanks and Shelly

Long starred in “The Money Pit,” which adapted the themes of the

1948 comedy.

The film is being

directed by Steve Carr, who also directed Cube’s “Next Friday”

as well as “Daddy Daycare” and a new movie starring Martin Lawrence,

titled “Rebound.”