Dimension Films has acquired Janky Promoters, the first script that Ice Cube has written since the final installment of his “Friday” series. Cube will star in the film and produce with Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez.
Janky Promoters sets Cube and another actor as music promoters who get the chance to book a top-tier hip-hop artist into a midsized California venue. The pair are ill equipped for such a task and everything goes wrong.
A director is expected to be named soon, with casting to begin immediately for a shoot that will start in early summer.
“This feels a lot like ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ to me, a caper film where you have these music promoters who are slightly shady but are good enough guys that you root for them,” Harvey Weinstein said. “This is going to be R-rated, and it appeals right to the core of Cube’s audience.”