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Keke Palmer has joined Ice Cube in his untitled inspirational sports drama for Dimension Films.
Palmer will play Jasmine Plummer, the first female quarterback in Pop Warner history, who with her teammates draws support from her uncle (Ice Cube) and members of their Illinois town when the team plays in the Pop Warner Super Bowl.
Tasha Smith (“Why Did I Get Married?”), Jill Marie Jones (“The Perfect Holiday”), Dash Mihok (“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”), Matt Craven (“The Clearing”) and Garrett Morris (“Jackpot”) also have joined the cast. Comedians Earthquake (“Clerks II”) and Michael Colyar (“Norbit”) also will appear in the film, which had been titled “Comeback.”
Limp Bizkit frontman-turned-director Fred Durst is directing from a script by Doug Atchison (“Akeelah and the Bee”).
Nick Santora, who wrote the original screenplay, is producing with Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez (“Are We There Yet?”) through their production company Cube Vision.
Dimension Films senior vp production Matthew Stein is overseeing for the studio.
Production began in December in Shreveport, La.
Palmer, whose credits include “Akeelah” and “Madea’s Family Reunion,” next appears in the crime drama “Cleaner,” which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris. She is repped by WMA and Untitled Entertainment.
Ice Cube appears in Sony/ Screen Gems’ crime comedy “First Sunday.” He is repped by WMA and Ziffren, Brittenham.
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