The third installment of Ice Cube’s beloved Barbershop series, Barbershop: The Next Cut drops today (April 15). Nearly ten years after Calvin’s shop gave its last Caesar cut in 2004, the entire gang is back at it again and a lot has changed. The once male dominated sanctuary is now shared with women and the space is now half beauty shop.
Another thing that changed in-between films, is the birth of Instagram. This time around, fans got a deeper look into the movie’s process by the load of photos shared by the cast on the social network. From the promo run to actually sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the set, a lot can be found on the Instagram profiles of the cast members.
The third movie in the franchise is unlike the previous films as it takes a strong focus on social issues versus plainly the showcasing the antics of the barbershop like the other editions. There’s also even more of a hip-hop heavy cast as rappers Common and Nicki Minaj have been added to star along Ice Cube and Eve. Tyga also holds a notable role as gang member, Yummy.
Above check out some of the many Instagram photos shared by the cast and check out XXL’s review of the film here.