John Legend’s production company, Get Lifted, is reportedly producing Bernie Mac’s life story.
Recall that Mac died at the age of 50 in 2008, and now a life treatment that chronicle his rise to fame is in the works.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project was announced during a Thursday panel discussion at the 2021 Tribeca Festival.
“We just partnered with Bernie Mac’s estate to cover Bernie Mac’s story,” said Legend’s producing partner Mike Jackson, adding the deal was “something that John doesn’t know about yet” as it “just happened today.”
“Look at you breaking news over here,” Legend, who looked somewhat surprised, said, before referencing his role in 2008’s Soul Men, co-starring Mac and 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.”
We can’t wait!