Samuel L. Jackson is signed and Bernie Mac is in negotiations to star as estranged soul-singing legends on a reunion tour in the Dimension Films comedy “Soul Men” reports Variety.
Scripted by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone (“Intolerable Cruelty,” “Life”), Jackson and Mac will play two former backup soul singers who are part of a famed group.
They haven’t spoken to each other in 20 years but reluctantly agree to travel together for a tribute performance in honor of their recently deceased band leader.
Both Jackson and Mac will dance and sing, and the film is negotiating for access to the Stax Records catalog. Dimension will hire a director within the next two weeks with production to begin January 15th.