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Ice Cube Has Been Cast in Focus Features’ Covers

Focus Features announced today that Ice Cube (Boyz n the Hood, Ride Along) will join the cast of Covers, their new film with Working Title.

Set among the talent, fame, and fast-paced world of Hollywood’s music scene, which Ice Cube knows of first-hand, Covers is directed by Late Night director Nisha Ganatra with a screenplay by Flora Greeson.

The actor will star alongside the previously-announced Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ishGirlfriends) and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades FreedSuspiria) in the upcoming comedy. Production is currently underway.

A multifaceted rapper, songwriter, performer, actor, producer and founder of his own production company, Cube Vision, Ice Cube’s notable acting credits include the Friday franchise, 21 Jump Street, Boyz n the Hood, and the Ride Along series.

Johnson is a BAFTA nominated and award-winning actress and producer. She starred as Anastasia Steele in Universal’s billion-dollar Fifty Shades franchise. She’s a repeat collaborator of Luca Guadagnino, having starred in his films Suspiria and A Bigger Splash. Her other film credits including Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, David Fincher’s The Social Network and Bad Times at the El Royale. She’ll next be seen starring in The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Friend and Invisible Filth, which recently premiered at Sundance and Cannes.

Ross is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist, best known for her Golden Globe-winning role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the series black-ish and playing Joan Clayton on the long-running hit series Girlfriends.

What do you guys think of Cube joining Ross and Johnson in the cast of Covers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @vitalthrillscom.

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