With so much talk about Straight Outta Compton, it’s so easy to forget Ice Cube has another bullet in the chamber with Barbershop 3. But he does, and the studio is ensuring it’s done even bigger and badder by recruiting The Best Man director Malcolm D. Lee.

Via Deadline:

They’re still barbering his deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Barbershop 3, the sequel that is coming together fast with deals being made for Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer to reprise their roles. Cube Vision is producing. Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures are the lead producers.

The first film grossed $75 million domestic in 2002 and the 2004 sequel grossed $65 million domestic. Lee, whose stock has soared with two Best Man hits and a third coming in 2016, is repped by Paradigm and attorney Gordon Bobb.

Tim Story, who directed the first film, is currently working on Ride Along 2 with Cube. Black movies are on the rise once again.

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