“Take a look at you breaking information over right here,” Legend mentioned in response.
The 2 rapidly clarified that the challenge could be a characteristic movie biopic.
Additional particulars weren’t revealed, however Jackson defined that the challenge marks a full-circle second as Legend appeared in certainly one of Mac’s remaining movies.
“The Soul Males reunion you all needed to see,” Legend mentioned. Within the 2008 movie, Legend portrayed Marcus Hooks, the bandmember Louis Hinds (Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd Henderson (Mac) honor in a reunion live performance after he passes away.
“It’s concerning the alternatives to inform a narrative that you simply really feel are vital,” Jackson mentioned.
Following the announcement, Legend and Jackson went on to mirror on Mac, who died in 2008, and his legacy. Of The Bernie Mac Present, Legend mentioned the present was “superbly finished.” “His humor was all the time edgy however it all the time had a lot coronary heart to it on the similar time. You might inform he was a household man. You might inform that he beloved the folks he was speaking about,” Legend mentioned.
He additionally recalled his time engaged on Soul Males, explaining that Mac loved making folks snort throughout breaks in filming. “He really simply acquired pleasure from lighting folks’s faces up with laughter.”
This text initially appeared in THR.com.