Shooting recently wrapped in Los Angeles on the production of “Next Friday,” the sequel to Ice Cube’s 1995 cult-classic comedy, “Friday.”The film was directed by Steve Carr, who also did Jay-Z’s videos for “Can I Get A…” and “Hard Knock Life,” and also stars Tamala Jones, John Witherspoon, and “Tiny” Lister, Jr. MTV News’ Chris Connelly recently visited the set of the picture, and asked Ice Cube if “Next Friday” contained any social commentary, or if it was another straight-up, absurdist comedy. “This time we went for punch,” Cube explained. “We went for the comedy. You know, there was a couple little things but I don’t like to beat people over the head with [social commentary], especially with this type of movie. We ain’t gonna save the world with this one, but we will bust your gut open.” “Next Friday” is slated to hit the big screen around Christmas, but before then, Ice Cube will be one of the performers at the three-day Woodstock ’99 Festival, kicking off
July 23 in Rome, New York. Ice Cube will next appear on big screens alongside George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Spike Jonze in “Three Kings,” due in cinemas on October 8.