*Ice Cube is in talks to join the contemporary film update of “21 Jump Street” for Sony Pictures, reports Variety.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have already been cast in the project based on the popular 1980s series. They’ll play a pair of undercover cops working in high schools and colleges. Cube would play their leader Captain Dickson.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directs from a script by Michael Bacall. Shooting aims to kick off late April.

Meanwhile, Cube is also trying to launch his second directorial feature “Chrome And Paint” which explores the materialism prevalent in the subcultures around South Central Los Angeles.