Eve, Ice Cube Team In 'Barbershop'

Rapper Eve will make her feature acting debut opposite rapper/actor Ice Cube in MGM's comedy "Barbershop" for first-time director Tim Story. Rounding out the barbershop quartet are comedians Cedric th

Rapper Eve will make her feature acting debut opposite rapper/actor Ice Cube in MGM's comedy "Barbershop" for first-time director Tim Story. Rounding out the barbershop quartet are comedians Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson. Shooting begins Jan. 15.

"Barbershop" is an ensemble dramedy that takes place during the course of one day at a barbershop in Chicago's South Side. Ice Cube will star as Calvin, the shop's proprietor, with Eve as sassy shopworker Terri, who is getting two-timed by her boyfriend.

Cedric is set to play Eddie, who at 70 is the oldest barber in the shop, which is why nobody wants to get his hair cut by him. Anderson plays an ill-fated thief whose encounter with an ATM machine ends up in the barbershop's favor. Sources say Sean Patrick Thomas ("Save the Last Dance") also is in talks for a role in the project.

Ice Cube is currently filming the third installment of the "Friday" series of movies, "Friday After Next," which is due for a Thanksgiving 2002 theatrical release. He also stars as a bounty hunter in "All About the Benjamins," which is scheduled to open March 8 in U.S. theaters.