For those who still aren't convinced, Ice Cube wants you to know he's officially made the transition from hard-edged, marijuana-smoking rapper-actor to sweet, family-friendly urban comedian. With Are We Done Yet? (a sequel to the popular Are We There Yet?) hitting theaters this spring, Cube has signed on to star in yet another "urban-themed comedy," First Sunday. (Oh, and in case you're wondering, First Sunday is definitely not a sequel to Friday, Next Friday or Friday After Next. What's up -- how come Saturday never gets any love?)
Playwright David E. Talbert will make his directorial debut on the film, which revolves around two men who attempt to rob a church, but wind up being "saved" by the parishioners they take hostage. Pic will begin filming this May, with plans to hit theaters over next year's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Though he's also involved with an untitled comedy pitch over at New Line, as well as a big-screen version of Welcome Back, Kotter with The Weinstein Co., First Sunday will be Cube's next film. As far as Talbert goes, he's been writing urban, "gospel-tinged" plays for the past 15 years, and should transition into this new role fairly smoothly. That's nice, but remember when Ice Cube was cool?