'Friday' to 'Sunday' for Ice Cube

"Friday" and "Next Friday" star Ice Cube has turned his attentions to a different part of the weekend.

Ice Cube has signed on for the lead in "First Sunday," a heist comedy from playwright David E. Talbert.

The film is set to begin production in early May in Los Angeles and Baltimore and Screen Gems hopes to have "First Sunday" ready for a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend next year.

"First Sunday" focuses on two men who attempt to rob a church but end up taking the parishioners hostage. Wouldn't you know that the churchgoers would help the crooks mend their ways? Good times.

Talbert will be making his featuring directing debut and will produce along with Matt Alvarez, Ice Cube, David McIlvain and Julie Yorn.

You may not have heard of Talbert, but his plays have been wildly successful in what Variety repeatedly and euphemistically keeps referring to as "urban" communities. Nice.

His latest play, "Nick of Tyme" is on tour through those various "urban" outposts.

Ice Cube has "Are We Done Yet?" coming out this spring. "First Sunday" moves into top position on his shooting slate, ahead of the still-developing update of "Welcome Back, Kotter."