Although it's been a long five years since they all worked together, Ice Cube, Mike Epps, and Terry Crews will team up again in 'Janky Promoters'. The film will be directed by Marcus Raboy, who worked with them in the 2002 comedy 'Friday After Next'.
The Hollywood Reporter states 'Janky" follows the shenanigans of a pair of shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps), self-described "Modesto's finest," who get in over their heads when they get a shot at booking a big-name hip-hop act (an actual rapper whose deal was closing Tuesday). Complications come in the form of a pot-growing neighborhood nemesis named Mondo and Cube's character's son (Nickelodeon star Little JJ), who is under contract with the old man.
Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez also will produce.
Shooting begins Monday in Sherman Oaks, though the movie is set in Modesto, Calif., and takes place in a single day.
Dimension Films pre-emptively purchased 'Janky,' Cube's first screenplay since 'Friday After Next,' in March. Cube has a first-look deal at the Weinstein wing, and his agreement on 'Janky' includes profit participation once the production budget is recouped. Dimension is releasing the Cube starrer "The Long Shots" on July 25.