Ice Cube Says Chris Tucker Is 'Written Into' 'Last Friday'

'Nobody is all the way down until they like their deal and they sign it, so everything is just a theory,' Cube tells MTV News.

Certain things just belong together, like peanut butter and jelly — or Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.

The pair struck gold with their 1995 cult-classic stoner comedy "Friday" but were unable to come together on any of the film's follow-ups (2000's "Next Friday" and 2002's "Friday After Next"). Despite the absence of Tucker's unforgettable character Smokey, the franchise has remained a favorite among hip-hop fans, and it's Ice Cube's hope that Tucker returns for the proposed "Last Friday."

"I'm waiting to give it to them, but it's politics and it's economics getting it to where it needs to be," Cube told MTV News over the phone. "It's moving in the right direction to get made, but it just ain't moving as fast as I want it ... but it's happening."

In February, Tucker told MTV News that he was doubtful he would do another "Friday" flick. Cube is a little more optimistic, but nothing is set in stone. Tucker is currently being written into a script for the upcoming film, but that doesn't guarantee anything.

"With a script, nobody is all the way down until they like their deal and they sign it, so everything is just a theory," he told us. "He's written into the movie, and once they give us the green light to start hiring actors, then we're going to present him with the movie and an offer and we'll see if he takes it."

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