Dimension Films has pre-emptively picked up the comedy, Tough Love from writers Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson.

Ice Cube is attached to star and produce, and Thomas Carter is set to direct the film inspired by the life of former New England Patriots defensive back Tebucky Jones. The Hollywood Reporter adds the story centers on a tough-as-nails NFL player who realizes that his kids have become spoiled brats. In an effort to toughen them up, he forces them to spend their summer in the mean streets of Oakland, Calif., where he grew up. Along the way, he realizes that he also might have some things to learn.

No production schedule has been set for Tough Love.