Soul Men Being Recut to Honor Mac and Hayes
Bernie Mac by Malcolm Ali/WireImage.com and Isaac Hayes by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com
is planning to re-edit his movie
in an effort to honor the flick's late stars
The film features Mac and
Samuel L. Jackson
as two estranged soul singers who reunite to honor their deceased band leader. The title comes from the famous hit "Soul Man" that Hayes wrote with David Porter.
No release date changes have been announced, and Lee maintains that he won't be vastly changing the movie. Rather, he's only interested in creating a fitting tribute.
"This isn't like
, where Heath Ledger died while editing was in its infancy," Lee told
. "Most of our editing is done. We'll go back and see if there is anything we can do better. But (Mac) left us with an indelible performance. I think I got him at the top of his game."
Mac died Saturday from complications relating to pneumonia, and Hayes died the following after collapsing at his Tennessee home. Hayes' cause of death has been identified as a stroke related to chronic hypertension. -
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