Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Soul Men, the last motion picture Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes appeared in before their deaths (coincidentally, one day apart), is going to open on November 7. Mac and Samuel L. Jackson star as estranged members of a soul group who reunite to participate in a tribute to their old group's leader. Mac and Jackson did their own singing and dancing for the picture, and the soundtrack, which features several Stax tunes, will be released on the revived Stax label. The trailer is now on YouTube, and it looks like the movie will be pretty funny. I'll definitely be seeing it (how could I not see it, especially if they are going to do, of all things, Rufus Thomas' "Boogie Ain't Nuttin (But Gettin' Down)"?) I've embedded the trailer here.