Ice Cube Plays Rogue Cop In 'Ride Along'
Hip-Hop star Ice Cube has been cast as a rogue cop in a new action comedy set to be produced titled Ride Along.
The rappers Cube Vision Productions will produce the flick, with longtime production partner Matt Alvarez re-writing the script.
According to Variety, the movie is still in need of a director and co-star, although production is slated to begin this summer.
Cube plays a rogue cop in the comedy, who attempts to sabotage his sister's marriage to a white psychiatrist by taking him for a ride during his work day.
Ice Cubes next film due in theaters is Janky Promoters, but the film is currently seeking distribution after an agreement with the Weinstein Co. went awry.
Ice Cube began his career as a rapper in the pioneering gangsta rap group, N.W.A., which recorded tracks like Straight Outta Compton, Gangsta, Gangsta and F**k Tha Police, which helped the group sell over 9 million records.
According to reports, New Line Cinema is reportedly in the early stages of an N.W.A. bio pic, which Ice Cube and Dr. Dre may co-produce.
Ride Along is slated to start production this summer.