The 1995 stoner comedy flick Friday was the first foray into screenwriting for budding rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, who worked with longtime collaborator DJ Pooh to create a cult classic that essentially jump started the film career of comedian Chris Tucker. Now, according to Ice Cube, a fourth installation of the popular Friday series is on its way.
On Wednesday (November 16), Ice Cube tweeted this message to his 250,000-plus Twitter followers, “The 4th Friday movie is in the works. Working out a deal with New Line Cinema.” Excited fans retweeted Cube’s message and Deadline reports that New Line Cinema is working with Cube to write, produce and star in the latest flick.
Although Tucker never returned to the franchise and was subsequently replaced by fellow funnyman Mike Epps, the sequels Next Friday (2000) and the less successful Friday After Next (2002)—both written by Ice Cube—still found their way to audiences eager to follow the antics of protagonist Craig Jones.
Viewers are no doubt wondering who will join Cube as he steps back into his role as Craig. Will Chris Tucker make a big screen comeback after a four-year acting layoff? Will Mike Epps reprise his role as Craig’s trouble making cousin Day-Day? Will Tiny Lister resurface as archenemy Deebo once more? The beloved franchise has more than enough plot lines to play with as Cube and his staff develop the script.
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