Eve To Star In Ice Cube's Next Flick

Ruff Ryders' first lady to play female lead in Cube's new comedy 'The Barbershop.'

Eve is getting ready to make her long-talked-about first foray in front of the movie cameras next month. The Ruff Ryders' first lady will play Terry, the female lead in Ice Cube's new comedy "The Barbershop," according to her management firm, Violator.

The film, directed by Tim Story, is said to center around all the mishaps during a day in a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Besides Eve and Cube, the ensemble cast includes Cedric "The Entertainer" and Anthony Anderson.

Cube, who is one of the film's producers, is no stranger to giving unproven talent their big Hollywood break — he did it for Chris Tucker and Mike Epps in the first two "Friday" movies.

"Somebody gave me a shot," he said last month. "Somebody looked at me not in an audition, and that somebody is John Singleton. He saw me being myself and he knew I was right for 'Boyz N the Hood.' I took a page from that."

Concerning her day job, Eve can currently be heard on the remixes to City High's "Caramel" and Jadakiss' "We Gonna Make It." She will also be featured on the Ruff Ryders' December 18 compilation Ryde or Die Volume III: In the "R" We Trust (see "Eve Gets Snarky At Two-Timing Ex On New Ruff Ryders Track").