Rapper Ice Cube is in negotiations to star in a remake of 1948 comedy MR BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE - originally starring Hollywood icon CARY GRANT.

The original version of the movie, featuring the legendary Grant alongside actress Myrna Loy, focused on an advertising executive who took his family from a cramped New York apartment to a country home in Connecticut.

The updated version of the film, which begins production in the summer (05), is being directed by Steve Carr, who also helmed Cube's comedy NEXT FRIDAY.

23/02/2005 09:57