Malcolm D. Lee To Direct “Barbershop 3”

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Malcolm D. Lee To Direct “Barbershop 3”
Posted by Wilson Morales

February 19, 2015

Source: Deadline

Malcolm D. Lee

MGM has hired The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday helmer Malcolm D. Lee to direct Barbershop 3, reports Deadline.

MGM produced the 2002 original, which cost $12 million and grossed $75 million domestic while the 2004 sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, cost $30 million and grossed $65 million. Tim Story (Ride Along) directed the first film, while Kevin Sullivan helmed the second.

Cedric the Entertainer, who also starred in both films, and Queen Latifah, who appeared in ‘Business’ and then starred in the 2005 spinoff, Beauty Shop, are looking to come back to reprise their roles.

Barbershop pic

In both films, Cube starred as Calvin Palmer, Jr., a man who inherited a South Side Chicago barbershop from his father. He spends his normal days working in the shop, interacting with co-workers and the surrounding community.

Cube will produce Barbershop 3 with Matt Alvarez, Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. His next work as a producer to see release is the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which hits theaters August 14, 2015

With a budget of $17M, The Best Man Holiday took  in close to $30.6 million, and grossed over $70M domestically. Lee is also attached to helm a third Best Man film, set for release on April 15, 2016.

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