Frankly, I really could do without a 3rd “Barbershop” movie, but it looks like the stars have aligned in favor of one, as MGM is indeed pushing forward with a 3rd film in the franchise, 11 years after the second film, which was released 2 years after the first.
So much time has passed between the last film, and this upcoming threequel, that it’s hard to say, at this point, if that fact will work in its favor, or against it.
No word on plot yet.
What we do know right now is that Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are expected to reprise their roles, with Cube’s Cube Vision shingle producing.
And, per Deadline, Malcolm Lee is in talks to direct the film.
Collectively, the first 2 movies grossed $140 million domestically on comparitively low budgets, and were financial successes for the studio.
Ice Cube is certainly keeping himself busy, with a sequel to the box office smash “Ride Along” on the way, and the N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” set for release this summer.