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Ice Cube is a trigger-happy cop for director David O. Russell

Nov. 4, 2010by: Dave Davis

Ice Cube went from hardcore gangsta rapper to significantly less serious work (ARE WE THERE YET?, etc.), but now it sounds like he's coming back to put that scowl to good use.

Cube will reunite with his THREE KINGS director David O. Russell for what is being described as a potential franchise, playing a plainclothes detective in "an R-rated raw drama that's thematically a throwback to those 70s revenge films like the Harry Callahan movies."

It should be interesting to see how/if Cube can erase the unintentional hilarity of recent tough-guy attempts (TORQUE, XXX: STATE OF THE UNION), or if the project actually comes together with the capricious director. Russell seems to hover more than land lately -- after his NAILED collapsed, he exited the adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES for his Vince Vaughn dramedy OLD ST. LOUIS, only to jump on the videogame movie UNCHARTED, which he had already left once before.

Russell's boxing drama THE FIGHTER, with another THREE KINGS collaborator who isn't George Clooney, opens in December.

Extra Tidbit: I guess you could say it was a good day.
Source: Deadline

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3:43PM on 11/05/2010
Ice Cube should do more R rated movies.
Ice Cube should do more R rated movies.
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3:03PM on 11/05/2010

NOO!!

Ice Cube is not an actor, just because he's black and has a "tough" image, doesn't mean he can carry an actual film (XXX 2 and Are we there yet don't count) Cast a real actor and this has a lot of potential, especially with Russell directing
Ice Cube is not an actor, just because he's black and has a "tough" image, doesn't mean he can carry an actual film (XXX 2 and Are we there yet don't count) Cast a real actor and this has a lot of potential, especially with Russell directing
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11:04AM on 11/05/2010
Ice Cube and Vin Diesel both put out more than pg-13 movies ? what's the world coming to ?
Ice Cube and Vin Diesel both put out more than pg-13 movies ? what's the world coming to ?
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8:44AM on 11/05/2010
If David Russell can commit, I imagine this being pretty badass. When he brought Mark Wahlberg back for "I Heart Huckabees" he gave him his best role since "Boogie Nights." I gotta think he knows what he wants out of Cube, who is one of the better rapper-turned-actors out there, even if he's been doing mainly shit lately.
If David Russell can commit, I imagine this being pretty badass. When he brought Mark Wahlberg back for "I Heart Huckabees" he gave him his best role since "Boogie Nights." I gotta think he knows what he wants out of Cube, who is one of the better rapper-turned-actors out there, even if he's been doing mainly shit lately.
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7:54AM on 11/05/2010
I find it hard to believe that there were no actors available.
I find it hard to believe that there were no actors available.
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5:35AM on 11/05/2010
This sounds interesting. Glad to see Ice Cube is dropping his family guy roles and going the R action route. I've never seen XXX but I did see Ghosts of Mars, which I ended up liking. (Then again, I'm a sucker for scifi and I had low expectations for GOM.) I'll look forward to this Russell-Cube trigger happy cop flick.
This sounds interesting. Glad to see Ice Cube is dropping his family guy roles and going the R action route. I've never seen XXX but I did see Ghosts of Mars, which I ended up liking. (Then again, I'm a sucker for scifi and I had low expectations for GOM.) I'll look forward to this Russell-Cube trigger happy cop flick.
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3:41AM on 11/05/2010
I am so there, David O. Russel is a favorite of mine and Ice Cube is a great actor but it's been a long while since he made a movie I wanted to see. So is this like the serious version of Black Dynamite?
I am so there, David O. Russel is a favorite of mine and Ice Cube is a great actor but it's been a long while since he made a movie I wanted to see. So is this like the serious version of Black Dynamite?
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2:16AM on 11/05/2010

Friday & Barbershop were actually funny but.......

....the rest of his action or comedy attempts have been crap. Though, this project sounds like it could have potential. Yet, with Ice Cube, you just cant' be sure. We'll see. If it's a hit and it justifies a series, then more power to him! He seems like a cool guy, it's just his choice of projects to be involved in hasn't been that great.
....the rest of his action or comedy attempts have been crap. Though, this project sounds like it could have potential. Yet, with Ice Cube, you just cant' be sure. We'll see. If it's a hit and it justifies a series, then more power to him! He seems like a cool guy, it's just his choice of projects to be involved in hasn't been that great.
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11:21PM on 11/04/2010
I like Ice Cube and all, but the last franchises he were in "Are We There Yet", and "XXX" were both shitty.

I do like him alot in the "Friday" movies.
I like Ice Cube and all, but the last franchises he were in "Are We There Yet", and "XXX" were both shitty.

I do like him alot in the "Friday" movies.
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