Hollywood actor Chris Tucker may want to call up Ice Cube to find out how soon they can start working together again in light of reports claiming he owes millions to the government.
Details of Tucker’s legal debt due to unpaid taxes surfaced Monday (September 1).
Tucker was just hit with a brand new federal tax lien for $2.5M … which is on top of the $12 million he already owes Uncle Sam for past due taxes. According to newly filed IRS docs — obtained by TMZ — Tucker failed to pay a total of $2,496,138.24 in 2008 and 2010. That means the actor now owes back taxes for 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Grand total — $14,068,047.50. (TMZ)
Despite the serious situation, Tucker’s camp said he has addressed the money woes.
A rep for Chris tells us the actor just happened to settle up with the IRS on Friday. The rep was not specific about how it had been settled — full payment or installment plan. (TMZ)
Earlier this year, Tucker revealed he was interested in having the iconic Friday franchise return to the big screen.
“I’m actually trying to help [the studio] come up with some ideas and be a part of the producing process with Cube to see if we can come up with something, so that might happen,” Tucker said in an interview. “If I do a movie like Friday again it has to evolve. I evolved from Smokey when I was that age when I did that movie – from when I did Fifth Element or even the first Rush Hour. So, every character I look at now I’m like can I play it because where I am right now, because I pull a lot from real life. I put a lot of myself in the characters.” (“Sway In The Morning”)
Last winter, Cube said the business side of the movie industry had slowed the flick’s progress.
“We just waiting on New Line to make a decision,” Cube revealed when asked about the flick’s delay. “New Line, Time Warner, they got to figure out if they want to make this movie. [What’s there to figure out?] Man, I don’t [know]. Can you call somebody over there? I don’t know what’s to figure out. It’s the movie everybody wants to see. It’s a no-brainer to me. I believe Chris Tucker’s in to doing it. So let’s do it.” (Sports Nation)