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Disney in negotiations to make Ice Cube’s CHROME AND PAINT

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
April 11th, 2011

Ice Cube

Ice Cube busted on to the scene in the late eighties with his iconic rap group N.W.A., and subsequently evolved himself into an actor after his unforgettable performance in BOYZ N THE HOOD. After that performance, he hasn't had a problem finding acting work, but now he looks to be expanding his resume even further.

His upcoming film project, CHROME AND PAINT, is currently in negotiations with Disney, who is looking to make the film in to a PG-13 feature. The film is set to be directed by Ice Cube, who also co-wrote the script and will star in the film. It has been likened to BOYZ N THE HOOD, only set against the subculture of customized cars and their popularity in South Central Los Angeles. The film's co-writer, Eva Vives, will be doing some re-writes, and the film is expected to shoot at the end of summer.

CHROME AND PAINT would mark Ice Cube's second directorial outing with a feature film, his first being 1998's THE PLAYERS CLUB.

BOYZ N THE HOOD is one of my all-time favorite films, and what cemented my love for Ice Cube and N.W.A. With that being said, it isn't hard to get excited about Ice Cube going back to where it all started. Hopefully the editing they do to make the film PG-13 doesn't hurt the overall integrity of the film, but it is certainly a worry for me. Either way, I'm excited to know more about this project and even more excited to see Cube's return to the director's chair.

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