Leal is Soul Men’s Female Lead


Dreamgirls co-star Sharon Leal has landed the female lead in another musically themed feature, the Dimension Films comedy Soul Men.

The film, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac as Louis and Floyd, two estranged former backup soul singers for a famed group who reluctantly agree to travel together for a memorial concert at the Apollo Theatre in honor of their recently deceased frontman.

Leal will play Louis’ daughter Cleo, who joins him and Floyd on their road trip and eventually becomes a singer for the band.

Leal’s credits include Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and Screen Gems’ This Christmas.