While Disney hasn't always been the home of many Hip Hop related projects, the studio is working to release Chrome and Paint, a new film project by Ice Cube. The flick will center around car culture, as the title suggests and it will be co-written, co-directed and co-produced by Cube, who will also make an appearance in the movie.
Matt Alvarez, Cube's partner in CubeVision, will co-direct and co-produce the film. Eva Vives has signed off to write the film. Vives is best known for her 2002 film, Raising Victor Vargas.
The film, based on a 2006 Cube song by the same name, was meant to be a gritty picture but Disney's affiliation has somewhat changed things. While the film may not be getting the R-rated treatment anymore, it will still be about car culture. According to Hollywood Reporter, the film will be about a young man who loses his father and then begins to rebuild a car that belonged to him. Cube is said to star in the film as a family friend who helps.
Cube also has his sights set on television projects as news recently hit that he would be producing a new television series starring Bow Wow. In a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, Bow explained that the deal is still in its early stages but added that Jermaine Dupri may also be involved.
"I just spoke with JD yesterday," Bow noted. "He is actually about to do the music for the TV show sitcom that I am doing with Ice Cube."
"I partnered with Ice Cube and he is producing my sitcom. I told JD when Will [Smith] had his own show ["The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"], Quincy Jones did all the music so it’s only right that he does mine. So I got him doing all the scores to the TV show. I speak to JD daily."
Bow Wow, who has worked with Cube in the past on more than one project, will star in Madea's Big Happy Family, a film that is set to be released later this month.