Ice Cube has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Barbershop 3, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday). The film, co-starring Nicki Minaj, Common, Cedric The Entertainer, and many more, opens in theaters in early 2016.
Ride Along helmer Tim Story directed the original 2002 comedy with Cube starring as Calvin Palmer, Jr., a man who inherited a South Side Chicago barbershop from his father. He spends his normal days working in the s hop, interacting with co-workers and the surrounding community.
Cube and Cedric the Entertainer starred in both the original film and the 2004 sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. That film also featured a “guest appearance” by Queen Latifah, who then headlined the Barbershop franchise spinoff, Beauty Shop, in 2005.
Cube is producing Barbershop 3 alongside Matt Alvarez, Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. His next work as a producer to see release is the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, in which he is played by his own son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. That film hits theaters on August 14.