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While the financial success of “Ride Along” proved that comedian Kevin Hart can be a box office draw, it also seems to have provided a little boost towards Ice Cube’s career. MGM Studios have just announced that they will re-open the “Barbershop” for a third time with Cube signing on to reprise his role as Calvin Palmer in "Barbershop 3." This announcement comes ten years after “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” was released and the studio hopes Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah will also return to the franchise. Both “Barbershop” movies were solid financial hits back in the day. The first film, which came out in 2002, made over $77 million on a $12 million budget; “Back in Business” made slightly less money ($65 million), but still managed to be a make more than double its budget ($30 million). The movies revolved around the adventures of Calvin Palmer and his crew of barbers who »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With Ice Cube enjoying big success with the likes of the Jump Street films and the more recent Ride Along, one of his older franchises is looking to reconnect like a distant Facebook page user endlessly hitting “Poke”. In this case, it’s MGM’s Barbershop, with the company looking to dust off the chairs for a third outing.The original 2002 film, which found Cube as the South Side Chicago barber surrounded by friends, lovers and oddballs. It was successful enough to spawn not only a sequel in 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back In Business, but a spin-off in the Queen Latifah-centric Beauty Shop and a short-lived TV series.Now, however, all involved are looking to get a new film out in the world, with Cube negotiating what is expected to be a hefty deal to once more star and produce. No plot details have been released – indeed, it’s »
The original Barbershop movie was directed by Ride Along‘s Tim Story. If you recall, Cube starred as Calvin Palmer, Jr., a man who inherited a South Side Chicago barbershop from his father. He spends his normal days working in the shop, 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.
- Laura Frances
Barbershop 2: Back in Business hit theaters February 2004, and ten years later Ice Cube is desperately in need of a trim. According to Deadline, the Ride Along actor is currently in discussions with MGM to produce and star in a third Barbershop movie. It almost goes without saying that Barbershop 3 will have Ice Cube passing the shop onto his offspring, but who or what will be the third film's villain? The Barbershop series has already taken on and defeated loan sharks and gentrification. Maybe Barbership 3 can address all those tiny sharp hairs that catch in your collar for the rest of the day. Why aren't more threequels tackling this very real problem? »
- Halle Kiefer
Ice Cube is finalizing a deal to star in and produce Barbershop 3 for MGM Studios, which is clearly trying to create a stable of franchises to build off the success of The Hobbit and their James Bond movies. Along with this sequel in the works, the studio will release Hot Tub Time Machine 2 at the end of this year, Poltergeist next summer, and they are also hoping to turn Dwayne Johnson's Hercules into a franchise. MGM is also working on an animated version of The Addams Family.
Ice Cube will return as Calvin, the barbershop owner he portrayed in 2002's Barbershop and 2004's Barbershop 2: Back In Business. The studio hopes to bring back Cedric the Entertainer, who appeared in both movies as Eddie, and Queen Latifah, who played Gina in Barbershop 2: Back In Business and the 2005 spin-off Beauty Shop. MGM is currently seeking writers for the sequel. »
The original 2002 film, directed by Tim Story and set in Chicago, starred Cube and Anthony Anderson. The 2004 sequel “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” featured the same cast with Kevin Rodney Sullivan directing.
The two “Barbershop” films combined for about $140 million in worldwide box office.
News was first reported by Variety sister site Deadline Hollywood.
- Dave McNary
MGM is looking to open up shop with Ice Cube, as the studio is in negotiations with the multi-hyphenate to reprise his role of Calvin in Barbershop 3. In addition to Cube, the aim is to land deals with Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah to return to play Eddie and Gina respectively. The Entertainer appeared in both 2002's original Barbershop and the 2004 sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Latifah starred in the sequel, and followed it up with a lead role in the spin-off film, Beauty Shop. There are no plot details available at this time, but as Deadline reports, the search is on for writers. »
- Dave Trumbore
MGM's Barbershop franchise is getting ready to reopen. Deadline reports that Ice Cube, fresh off the success of recent hits like Ride Along and 21 Jump Street , is currently in negotiations for Barbershop 3 . Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah are also being sought to reprise their respective roles. 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 shop, 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 »
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