Ice Cube To Star In/Produce 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Remake

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.