Reports claim Ice Cube walked away from lucrative movie role over vaccine mandate

Not everyone in Hollywood is on board with liberals’ plans to mandate coronavirus vaccines nationwide.

New reports claim that well-known rapper and actor Ice Cube opted to walk away from a multimillion-dollar movie gig because he didn’t want to comply with the producers’ requirements that he get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Ice Cube turns down $9M role

According to Deadline, the movie, a Kitao Sakurai-directed comedy entitled Oh Hell No!, was meant to star both Ice Cube, who is 52, and fellow actor Jack Black.

In the script, Black’s character, who is said to be the protagonist, reportedly falls in love with the mother of Ice Cube’s character. Hilarity apparently ensues.

Ice Cube is reported to have been offered a cool $9 million for the role — but he gave it up, The Hollywood Reporter revealed, apparently because he’d have been required to roll up his sleeve and get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

Now, production of the movie has reportedly been postponed while producers attempt to recast Ice Cube’s role.

Filming was originally supposed to begin as soon as December.

“Worth much more”

As BizPacReview notes in its own report on the development, the actor and rapper has previously expressed skepticism toward experts’ takes on COVID-19. In a tweet published in June 2020, he warned “doctors of the world” to “stop lying about the coronavirus.”

His latest action against the vaccine has resulted in mixed opinions. Some, as BizPacReview reports, have condemned Ice Cube and argued that everyone who is able should get the jab. Others praised the star for standing up for what he believes in. Either way, though, it’s refreshing to see a big star like Ice Cube taking on the leftist mob.

Oh Hell No! is said to be the second film that Ice Cube walked away from in recent months. He also turned down a role in a boxing movie called Flint Strong, BizPacReview reported, but it remains unclear why.

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