Ice Cube and Charlie Day will star in New Line’s comedy “Fist Fight,” which TV director Richie Keen (“Shameless,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) is to direct, from a script penned by Van Robichaux and Evan Susser which centers on a pair of high school teachers who challenge each other to a fight after one suspects the other of trying to get him fired.
Cube and Day will play the teachers.
Tracy Morgan and Jillian Bell round out the starring cast for the film, which Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are producing with Billy Rosenberg and Max Greenfield.
Production kicks off this month.
Cube’s been busy lining up acting projects for himself. In addition to “Ride Along 2” and “Barbershop 3,” both due out early next year, the rapper-actor-producer most recently teamed up with director Tim Story for a “A Christmas Carol.”