“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow (“The Goldbergs” exec producer) have sold a feature pitch to New Line and MGM for a comedy titled “White Boy Problems,” which Ice Cube is also involved in via his Cube Vision production shingle.
The story, per Deadline, follows “a hapless white guy, perennially disrespected by everyone from his girlfriend to his coworkers, wakes up after an accident and the voice inside his head is Ice Cube – the Straight Outta Compton Cube, who’s pretty pissed about what this guy has let happen to him. Driven by that voice, he begins to develop confidence to take back his life.”
Cube will co-produce the film along with Jeff Kwatinetz and Principato Young of Prospect Park production company; Barris will exec produce; New Line and MGM will co-finance (they are also teaming up for “Barbershop 3,” with Ice Cube also attached both in front of, and behind the camera), with New Line distributing.
The busy Cube also has “Straight Outta Compton,” the N.W.A. biopic directed by F. Gary Gray, set for release later this year; and in an interview with The Wrap last week, he shared his strong desire to make yet another “Friday” movie (a film celebrating it’s 20th anniversary), which he said is his dream.
Barris’ hit ABC dramedy series “Black-ish” has 5 more episodes until it wraps up its successful first season.
Below is the interview with The Wrap in which Cube talks another “Friday” film.