Ice Cube's Hard Edges Continue To Melt With 'Teacher' Comedy

Ex-N.W.A rapper producing lighthearted flick and may star in it.

Ice Cube has signed on to produce the lighthearted comedy "Teacher of the Year," about two junior high instructors engaged in a no-holds-barred battle for the title. He is also in talks to star.

The former N.W.A gangsta rapper, who reinvented himself in January as a purveyor of kid-friendly fare with "Are We There Yet?," will produce the film along with Cubevision partner Matt Alvarez for New Line Cinema.

Cube has several other projects currently in development as well, including a remake of the 1948 Cary Grant comedy "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" and a CIA action film called "The Extractors."

Currently being penned by "The Bernie Mac Show" veteran Jeff Bushell, a finished draft of "Teacher" is due soon. A release date has not been set.

For more on Ice Cube's Hollywood makeover, see "Ice Cube: Renaissance G."

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