The Barbershop is back in business.
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, and Eve return to Calvin’s Barbershop in Southside Chicago in Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third installment in the franchise.
The first trailer for the film released today. While we saw plenty of familiar faces, we got a couple of new ones in Common, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.
Nicki plays a sassy hairdresser named Draya, who is a potential romantic rival to Eve’s character, Terri. According to director Malcolm D. Lee, Nicki fit right in and was open to feedback from veteran cast members.
“Whatever suggestions Cedric and Cube had—whether it was for me or any newcomer to the movie—they were always about making the movie better,” Lee told EW. “I really appreciated, and I think Nicki did too. She’s a star in her own right. Here she is part of an ensemble, but she fell right in line with how we were going to make this movie and make it as good as we can.”
The Barbershop 3 is set to hit theaters on April 15, 2016.