According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ice Cube will no longer appear alongside Jack Black in the upcoming comedy “Oh Hell No” after he refused the producers’ request to receive a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination.
The delayed Sony production paired Ice Cube with Black back in June and was set to be filmed this winter in Hawaii by the maker of of Netflix‘s “Bad Trip,” Kitao Sakurai. However, the company will now obviously need to find an apt replacement for Cube in order to move forward, which the studio is reportedly doing.
The issue surrounding the Covid vaccine seems to be important to Ice Cube as he is walking away from $9 million.
Ice Cube advocated for masking during the pandemic, going as far as launching the “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yo Self” initiative that used T-shirts – featuring famous rappers wearing masks – to encourage masking.
Neither Sony nor Ice Cube has made a statement on the matter.