malcolm d leeEXCLUSIVE: They’re still barbering his deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Barbershop 3, the sequel that is coming together fast with deals being made for Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer to reprise their roles. Cube Vision is producing. Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures are the lead producers. Script is by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver.

The first film grossed $75 million domestic in 2002 and the 2004 sequel grossed $65 million domestic. Lee, whose stock has soared with two Best Man hits and a third coming in 2016, is repped by Paradigm and attorney Gordon Bobb. Barris is repped by CAA and Principato Young and Oliver by ICM Partners and Principato Young.