Soul Men Director Remembers Bernie Mac, Says Mac Will Shock The World In Soul Men

According to the director of Bernie Mac’s last film “Soul Men,” the actor had quite the singing voice, which fans will be able to hear for the first time in the film. Soul Men, also starring Samuel L. Jackson and Issac Hayes is slated for release later this year. The movie’s director Malcolm D. Lee says “He definitely can carry a tune. He does a great falsetto in the movie, and a baritone and alto as well. He has a range. He plays a range of emotions in the film as well as octaves.” According to E!, Mac and Samuel L. Jackson star as soul singers who agree to reunite and perform at a tribute for their recently deceased band leader after being estranged for a couple of decades. “They do their own singing and their own dancing in the film,” says Lee. “You get the opportunity to see both of these guys go for it in a real way that’s fun and energetic.” Lee last spoke to Mac on the final day of shooting in April. “When I went to shake his hand and tell him how much I loved him and what a great job he did, he hugged me back and looked me in the eye and said, ‘Make a great film, man,’ ” Lee remembered. “I promised him that I would.” Lee also has special memories of Isaac Hayes. The music legend plays himself in Soul Men. “He was written into the script as himself,” Lee said. “When I came on, they asked, ‘Do you want him in the movie?’ and I was like, ‘Of course.’ Not to include him in the movie would have been sacrilege. I had to have Isaac in the film.”


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