Thursday, July 10, 2008

YOUNG JEEZY TO STAR ALONGSIDE ICE CUBE, MIKE EPPS & TERRY CREWS IN NEW COMEDY FILM, 'JANKY PROMOTERS.'


Rapper Young Jeezy will make his acting debut, starring as himself, in the new Ice Cube comedy film Janky Promoters which will be distributed by Dimension Films. The rapper, real name Jay Jenkins, will join Cube and actors Mike Epps, Terry Crews, Lil JJ and Page Kennedy in the film, about a pair of shady concert promoters (Cube & Epps) who get the chance to book a top-tier hip-hop artist into a midsized California venue. The pair are ill equipped for such a task and everything goes wrong. According to critics, the film fits the urban niche that Cube has hit in the Friday and Barbershop series and films like First Sunday. As a matter of fact, Janky Promoters, which is currently filming in Los Angeles, is the first script that Ice Cube has written since the final installment of his Friday series.

"This feels a lot like Uptown Saturday Night to me, a caper film where you have these music promoters who are slightly shady but are good enough guys that you root for them," Dimension Films Bob Weinstein told Daily Variety. "This is going to be R-rated, and it appeals right to the core of Cube's audience." Cube, who will produce the film with Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez, took less money upfront but will partner with Dimension on the proceeds after recoupment on a budget likely to be about $10 million. "He's producing the movie, sharing in the funding, so it's more complicated than previous deals we've made with Cube. He's a brand, like Tyler Perry, and that's the direction he's headed in. We're happy to assist him in that because we believe in him," says Weinstein.

The movie will be directed by Friday After Next filmmaker Marcus Raboy.
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