Rapper and actor Ice Cube is reportedly out of the movie “Oh Hell No” due to the COVID-19 vaccine.
He reportedly refused a requirement to get the vaccine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is pushing back its production start and looking for a new lead.
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 it’s production start and looking for a new lead.
Insider reached out to Sony and WME for comment.
THR mentioned that this is the second project that Ice Cube has exited, although it was not clear why he departed the first one, a Boxing drama called “Flint.”
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.
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