Exclusive: Rapper Tyga Joins Barbershop 3

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Exclusive: Rapper Tyga Joins Barbershop 3
Posted by Wilson Morales

May 11, 2015

Tyga

Blackfilm.com has learned that rapper Tyga is the latest recording artist added to the cast of Barbershop 3, joining Nicki Minaj, and Eve.

Also added to the massive cast are Margot Bingham, Diallo, Isaiah John, and Internet sensation and social media star Auntie Fee.

The film, which has begun production in Atlanta, and slated to hit theaters on February 19, 2016, during Black History Month.

Barbershop pic

The film will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a script by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. Among the returning cast are Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson, Jazsmin Lewis, and Sean Patrick Thomas. New cast members include Oscar winner Common, Regina HallNicki Minaj, Chyna Layne, Michael Rainey Jr., Deon Cole, Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect) and New Girl star Lamorne Morris.

Cube Vision is producing through MGM, with Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr of State Street Pictures on as lead producers.

Barbershop 3 Michael Rainey Jr, Tyga and Diallo

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.

Tyga will also be seen in Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope, which premiered at Sundance this year and hits theaters this June, followed by a cameo appearance in Mike Elliot’s November Rule, which stars Tatyana Ali, Kali Hawk and La La Anthony.


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