There will be no Ice in Hell.
Entertainer Ice Cube left the cast of pending Sony comedy “Oh Hell No” — and walked away from a $9 million payday — after refusing the COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ice Cube was slated to co-star with Jack Black, with whom he partnered on the project in June. Filmmaker Kitao Sakurai planned to shoot the flick this winter in Hawaii, and producers asked the cast to get the jab.
Sony, Ice Cube’s agency and his personal representative, as well as co-producers Black and Matt Tolmach, all refused to comment to the outlet.
Ice Cube has not discussed his decision on social media, instead celebrating the 30th anniversary of his landmark album, “Death Certificate,” which was released on Halloween in 1991.
It’s the second production Ice Cube has left in recent months, according to the report, though it is unclear the reasons why he exited the boxing flick “Flint Strong,” in which he was supposed to co-star.
Producers have the option “to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A” — where cast and crew work in close proximity — “on a production-by-production basis,” according to an agreement made in July between studios and actor guilds, the report states, while disputes over vaccination have become an issue in other Hollywood projects.
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