Malcolm Lee (Best Man and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins) is bringing Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac together for a movie entitled Soul Men. Jackson and Mac will play two former backup soul singers who are part of a famed group that fell apart once the lead singer went solo. Bernie's character went on to open up Car Wash stores and retire while Sam's character started robbing banks and ended up in prison. He eventually gets out. They haven't spoken to each other in 20 years but reluctantly agree to travel cross country together to the Apollo Theater in New York City for a tribute performance in honor of their recently deceased band leader.
The film promises to be hilarious. You can hardly lose with a cast of this caliper. Production of the film started in January and it has a release date set for sometime in October. Another aspect that will make this film a must see is that Jackson and Mac will do their own musical and dancing performances for the film. I, for one, can hardly wait.