According to ScreenRant, John Legend’s production company, announced that they are in the early stages of developing a biopic based on the life of late comedian and actor Bernie Mac. Mac’s career started in comedy before landing his first acting role in 1992’s Mo’ Money. Mac continued playing small parts and even landing the recurring role of Uncle Bernie on Moesha. He began to receive major recognition after Spike Lee’s 2000 stand-up comedy documentary, The Original Kings of Comedy, which featured sets from Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Steve Harvey. Mac passed away on August 9, 2008, following complications with pneumonia.
Mac’s daughter, Je’Niece McCullough spoke with a popular news outlet and she shared … since her dad died she’s been asked many times who would be best to play him in a movie, and there are 2 names she’s had in mind for a while.
Aldis Hodge – Known for his roles on “Leverage” and in “Hidden Figures” — because Je’Niece says he’s a great actor with a similar complexion to Bernie.
Mark Phillips – A hilarious YouTube star. Je’Niece tells the outlet that her daughter loves him, and always says how much he reminds her of Bernie. She adds that Mark is funny and has the acting chops to capture her dad’s essence.
So who do you think should get the role? Let know now