Ice Cube has just signed on to portray the lead character in the film adaptation of the 1970’s tv show Welcome Back, Kotter.
“There was no bigger fan of the original show than me, and I'm very excited to be able to put a new twist on it,” the Barbershop star said in a statement.
Cube will play the titular Gabe Kotter, a slacker turned teacher who returns to his inner-city alma mater and who sees himself in the new batch of underprivileged troublemakers. He works to inspire the seemingly apathetic students, known as the Sweathogs.
For those of you who don’tknow, this was the TV show that made John Travolta famous. And because Ice Cube is part of this, it’s most likely that he will create a rap version of the famous Welcome Back theme song.