Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac are Soul Men

Comin' to ya on a dusty road. Good lovin'? They got a truckload.

If everything works out the way it's supposed to, Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac will be bringing some vintage Stax soul to the big screen.

According to a report posted at Variety over the weekend, the stars will lead a project titled Soul Men. No, it isn't a sequel to C. Thomas Howell's Soul Man -- it's a comedy in which estranged backup singers (played by Jackson and Mac, natch) agree to set aside 20 years of bickering for a tour in honor of a deceased bandmate.

Classic soul fans will be interested to hear that, according to the article, "the film is negotiating for access to the Stax Records catalog," and "both Jackson and Mac will dance and sing." Perhaps less encouraging is the news that Soul Men will be scripted by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, the team that brought you Man of the House.

Variety reports that the studio will select a director "within the next two weeks," and will begin production early next year.

Source: Variety

Comments

RoadDogXVIII

Michael Zimmerman

I was looking forward to this. But "Man of the House" sucked balls. Couldn't they've gotten a better comedy director (Judd Apatow)?

Sep 24 - 10:16 AM

Chrisidious

Chris Gipson

Jesus.

If some of you got your way, there'd only be six directors in Hollywood, and they'd all be making eight movies a month.

Sep 24 - 03:44 PM

Chrisidious

Chris Gipson

Jesus.

If some of you got your way, there'd only be six directors in Hollywood, and they'd all be making eight movies a month.

Sep 24 - 03:44 PM

Truye

Caitlyn Hamilton

No director has been chosen yet. It's the by the screenwriters of Man of the House. I will be the FIRST to comment on this GLARING error in your comments.

Sep 24 - 04:38 PM

Chrisidious

Chris Gipson

For somebody who seems to pride themselves on their attention to detail, you sure do type quite recklessly.

By claiming "no director has been chosen yet", you imply no director will be chosen in the future. I don't even need to get into specifics in regards to your second line, and your third line is quite DRAMATIC, to say the LEAST.

Sep 25 - 12:03 AM

Chrisidious

Chris Gipson

For somebody who seems to pride themselves on their attention to detail, you sure do type quite recklessly.

By claiming "no director has been chosen yet", you imply no director will be chosen in the future. I don't even need to get into specifics in regards to your second line, and your third line is quite DRAMATIC, to say the LEAST.

Sep 25 - 12:03 AM

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