Barbershop 3 Brings Back Anthony Anderson, Jazsmin Lewis, adds Regina Hall, Lamorne Morris

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Barbershop 3 Brings Back Anthony Anderson, Jazsmin Lewis, adds Regina Hall, Lamorne Morris And More
Posted by Wilson Morales

May 2, 2015

Barbershop 3 new additions

The cast of Barbershop 3 is starting to take shape as several outlets are reporting the latest additions, which include returning cast members Anthony Anderson, Jazsmin Lewis, and Sean Patrick Thomas as well as those joining the film such as Regina Hall, Deon ColeUtkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect) and New Girl star Lamorne Morris.

They join Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Oscar winner Common, Nicki Minaj, Chyna Layne and Michael Rainey Jr. (LUV), who were previously announced.

At this time, it’s not confirmed which other cast members from the previous films (Michael Ealy, Queen Latifah, Troy Garrity, DeRay Davis) will also return as deals are still being sorted out.

The film will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a script by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. Cube Vision is producing through MGM, with Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr of State Street Pictures on as lead producers.

Malcolm D. Lee

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.

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.

Barbershop pic

Deadline has reported that Anderson will reprise his role as JD, the troubled ATM thief whose crimes nearly caused the closure of the titular shop in the original film. JD was arrested at the end of Barbershop, and subsequently Anderson didn’t appear in Barbershop 2.  The site also has Cole playing Dante, a fixture at the shop who shares his pithy comments on any subject under the sun, even though his cultural references are a few years out of date.

Variety has stated that Hall will play Angie, the woman in charge of the beauty shop portion of the barbershop. Lee has directed Hall in both of his Best Man films. Other outlets have reported that Rainey Jr. will be playing the role of Cube’s son, with Lewis reprising her role as his wife, Jennifer Palmer.


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