Rapper Ice Cube is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Torque" for director Joseph Kahn. The project begins shooting next month in Los Angeles. "Torque" is described as a fast-paced adv

Rapper Ice Cube is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Torque" for director Joseph Kahn. The project begins shooting next month in Los Angeles. "Torque" is described as a fast-paced adventure set in the world of motorcycle racing. Cube will star as Trey Wallace, the leader of the Machine, one of the most powerful and feared biker gangs in the country.

Last week, Jay Hernandez ("The Rookie," "Crazy/Beautiful") came aboard to star as a biker, as did Matt Schulze ("The Fast and the Furious"), who will play a vicious rider in a biker gang known as the Hellions.

Cube next stars in "Barbershop" (due Sept. 13 in U.S. theaters) and "Friday After Next," which he wrote and produced. That film, the third in the "Friday" series, opens Nov. 22. The rapper can also be heard on the track "Get Em Up" from Paul Oakenfold's upcoming Perfecto/Maverick album, "Bunkka," due June 18.

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