Ice Cube began his career as a member of the seminal West coast rap group N.W.A. but quickly transformed himself into a movie star with roles in such films as Boyz N the Hood, Higher Learning, Three Kings and XXX: State of the Union. The actor is also an accomplished writer and producer and has built three of his hit films, Friday, Barbershop and Are We There Yet?, into successful franchises. Now Cube is beginning to make another transition in his career from that of leading man to supporting actor in the new film Lottery Ticket, which he also produced and opens in theaters on August 20th. In addition to Cube the film's cast features a mix of talented young actors, veteran actors and comedians including Bow Wow (Like Mike), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Naturi Naughton (Notorious), Charlie Murphy (Chappelle's Show), Keith David (They Live), Terry Crews (The Expendables) and Mike EppsThe Friday After Next. We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with some of the film's stars including Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Terry Crews and Ice Cube about the new movie, their roles, the film's message and Ice Cube's legacy. To watch our exclusive interviews click on the video clips below.
Lottery Ticket is the story of Kevin Carson (including Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects who is holding a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three-day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize.
Lottery Ticket was released August 20th, 2010 and stars Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, Mike Epps. The film is directed by Erik White.
Sources: Jami Philbrick