Ice Cube joins Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson in Covers
Focus Features has announced that Ice Cube has joined the comedy Covers from Focus and Working Titles Films and will star opposite previously announced Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson. The film follows the fast-paced Hollywood music scene and explores the talent and fame that exists there.
Nisha Ganatra, who made a huge impression with the comedy Late Night at the Sundance Film Festival, is directing the pic from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will serve as producers, while executive producer duties will be held by Alexandra Loewy.
Ice Cube is also in negotiations to star in The Killer’s Game alongside Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is an adaptation of the Jay Bonansinga novel of the same name about a hitman (played by Bautista) with a terminal disease who puts a bounty on his head as a means of ending his life. Once he finds out he was misdiagnosed, however, the hitman must protect himself and the woman he loves from ruthless assassins, led by Ice Cube.
DJ Caruso is set to direct the film from a script by Simon Kinberg and Rand Ravich.
Ice Cube recently starred in the 2017 films Fist Fight and xXx: Return of Xander Cage. He currently has three other films in production, including Last Friday, Ride Along 3 and Humbug.