Malcolm Lee to Direct Soul Men

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Dimension Films has set Malcolm Lee to direct Soul Men, a road trip comedy to star Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac.

The pair will play bickering backup soul singers who haven’t spoken in 20 years but reluctantly travel cross country together for a tribute concert to honor their famous former band leader.

Jackson and Mac will do their own musical and dancing performances for the film, which will begin production on Jan. 21. The script was written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, the team behind comedies Intolerable Cruelty, Life and Man of the House.