TMZ is reporting that rapper-filmmaker O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson is bringing his Friday (1995) film franchise back to the big screen. Jackson confirmed on Friday that the entire original cast, including Chris Tucker, will be in his latest installment.
Friday is a film classic that follows the comedic life and times of Craig (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker) as they try to survive a troublesome Friday. Other stars of the original film include Nia Long, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Anthony “A.J.” Johnson and Angela Means.
A rep for Cube Vision Productions tells us … “Absolutely yes the studio is in the process of getting the entire original cast to do another ‘Friday.’ “
“[Ice Cube] is very excited about this and has every intention to make it happen.”
No word yet on whether DJ Pooh will co-write this script or if F. Gary Gray, who is one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood now, will return to the helm of the film. After the success of Friday, Jackson went on to make Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002).
This latest Friday film will be the fourth installment in the franchise. Inquiring minds want to know if Mike Epps will make an appearance in the film as Day-Day. Regardless of Epps’ presence in this film, we will miss the late, great Bernie Mac as Pastor Clever. We are actually looking forward to this next installment. Hopefully it will capture the spirit of the original Friday, which was — dare we say it — ingenious.
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