Ice Cube Visits “21 Jump Street” & “Chrome”

Ice Cube is in negotiations to join the cast of the contemporary film update of “21 Jump Street” for Sony Pictures says Variety.

Based on the popular 1980s series, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play a pair of undercover cops working in high schools and colleges. Cube would play their leader Captain Dickson.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directs from a script by Michael Bacall. Hill and Tatum will both executive produce while Neal H. Moritz serves as producer. Shooting aims to kick off late April.

Cube is also trying to launch his second directorial feature “Chrome And Paint” which explores the materialism prevalent in the subcultures around South Central Los Angeles.