Beauty Shop: According to Variety, Honey helmer Bille Woodruff is set to direct Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, an MGM comedy that begins shooting in March.

The film revolves around the character Latifah plays in Barbershop 2, which MGM opens Feb. 6.Latifah plays Gina, who moves from Chicago to Atlanta so her daughter can attend a prestigious music school. She becomes a stylist and, when her scamming boss takes credit for her work, opens her own shop, where her uptown clients clash with those from downtown. Kate Lanier wrote the script, and Norm Vance, who did script work on Barbershop 2, is doing a quick rewrite before production begins.

MGM put the film together last year after Latifah established herself as a bankable screen presence with Bringing Down The House and her Oscar-nominated perf in Chicago.