John Legend’s Production Company Is Reportedly Developing Bernie Mac Biopic

According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Legend’s Get Lifted production company is currently developing a Bernie Mac biopic. Bernie Mac’s estate reportedly green-lit the film’s production, and it was announced on Thursday during the Tribeca Film Festival.

“We just partnered with Bernie Mac’s estate to cover Bernie Mac’s story,” said John Legend’s business partner Mike Jackson during Thursday’s panel. He added that the deal was “something that John doesn’t know about yet” as it “just happened today.”

In response to the news, John Legend said “Look at you breaking news over here.” Jackson noted that this biopic is a full-circle moment for John, having appeared in Bernie Mac’s final film before his untimely passing, Soul Men, co-starring Samuel L Jackson.

“The Soul Men reunion you all wanted to see … His humor was always edgy but it always had so much heart to it at the same time. You could tell he was a family man. You could tell that he loved the people he was talking about. He truly just got joy from lighting people’s faces up with laughter,” John concluded.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

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