We are able to now add Ice Cube to the record of celebrities who’ve missed out on large paydays because of their refusal to get vaccinated towards COVID-19. A current story from the Hollywood Reporter says that Ice Cube has departed a Sony undertaking scheduled to shoot this winter in Hawaii because of the set and state’s strict vaccine requirement. Within the course of he’s strolling away from a $9 million payday.
The undertaking is known as “Oh Hell No” and was set to star Ice Cube and Jack Black entangled in some type of rivalry after Black’s character falls in love with Ice Cube’s character’s mom. Now Sony is claimed to be on the lookout for somebody to switch him.
The transfer is considerably sudden from Cube, who has been passionate about masking up all through the pandemic, however evidently has some reservations concerning the vaccine. He has additionally been usually outspoken concerning the pandemic on the similar time, having appeared skeptical concerning the virus in a tweet posted in June of 2020:
“Medical doctors of the world: Cease mendacity concerning the Coronavirus. The individuals wants absolute TRUTH.“
“Oh Hell No” is just not the one movie undertaking that Ice Cube has walked away from lately. THR additionally experiences that “Flint Robust,” a boxing film that was initially imagined to star the rapper and actor, was additionally compelled to proceed with out him underneath “unclear circumstances.” That movie is claimed to be in turnaround with a seek for a brand new co-lead now underway.
Ice Cube himself hasn’t commented on his exit from “Oh Hell No” as of this writing, so it is unknown what the exact causes had been for his resolution, or whether or not or not he plans to make these causes public. Different movie and TV tasks are having to take care of the vaccine mandate subject, and you may in all probability count on to see extra tales like this within the weeks and months forward.