Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac will star as estranged soul-singing legends on a reunion tour in Soul Men, a Dimension Films comedy that will begin production Jan. 15.
According to Variety, Dimension will hire a director within the next two weeks. David Friendly and Steven Greener will produce.
The comedy was written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, the writing team behind Intolerable Cruelty, Life and Man of the House.
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.