Ice Cube is set to reprise his 21 Jump Street role as police Captain Dickson in the upcoming sequel, 22 Jump Street. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the musician-turned-actor will join Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum for the June 13, 2014 release.
The original 2012 action comedy, inspired by (and loosely continuing) the hit television series, starred Hill and Tatum as police officers Schmidt and Jenko. Joining law enforcement's secret Jump Street unit, they made use of their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. Trading in their guns and badges for backpacks, the pair risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring, quickly learning that modern high school is a very different world than the one they recently left.
Ice Cube can next be seen on the big screen in Tim Story's action comedy Ride Along. He also plays a cop there, opposite Kevin Hart as his character's sister's boyfriend.