ICE CUBE JOINS CAST OF COVERS FROM FOCUS FEATURES AND WORKING TITLE.
Joining Previously Announced Cast Led by Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson.
LOS ANGELES, CA, June 18, 2019 – Focus Features announced today that Ice Cube 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. Ice Cube will star alongside the previously announced Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson 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. He is represented by WME, Prospect Park, Geragos & Geragos and Ziffren Brittenham.
About Focus Features
Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers. Current and upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die with Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Selena Gomez; Harriet about the iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. and directed by Kasi Lemmons; Working Title and Blueprint Picture’s new adaptation of Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn; Kevin Costner and Diane Lane led Let Him Go; Jon Stewart’s Irresistible starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, and Chris Coopers; Todd Haynes’ Dark Water with Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway from Participant Media; Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho from Working Title; and the anticipated Downton Abbey movie starring the entire original cast. Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including The Dead Don’t Die; Harriet; Downton Abbey; Emma; Let Him Go; Irresistible; and Last Night in Soho.
Focus is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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