Ice Cube to Star in 'Welcome Back Kotter' Movie

"Welcome Back Kotter" is being made into a movie, with Ice Cube taking over for Gabe Kaplan in the starring role.

Cube tells "Variety" that he's a big fan of the original show.

Kaplan shares the rights to the series and he's been resisting a movie version for years. But he says he likes the way this project is shaping up.