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Ice Cube reportedly gives up $9 million deal for upcoming film after declining COVID-19 vaccine

Rapper and actor Ice Cube will no longer star in Sony’s upcoming comedy “Oh Hell No,” after refusing a request from producers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ice Cube would have co-starred with Jack Black, who is also a co-producer in the film, alongside Matt Tolmach. According to the report, Ice Cube is walking away from a $9 million role.

The movie was set to be shot in Hawaii in the winter, where cast members are all expected to be vaccinated per production rules. Now, the film is pushing back its production start and looking for a new lead. Sources told the outlet the studio is now seeking Ice Cube’s substitute.

In July, Hollywood studios and unions came to an agreement that gave producers the mandate to vaccinate cast or crew members in “zone A.” Sets have been broken up into zones with “A” being the one where cast and crew work closely without protective gear, but vaccination status has still been an issue for some actors and cast members, at times slowing production.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: AMERICAN FAITH

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