Bernie macis set to be the subject of a feature film biopic produced by John legend, and if the late comedian’s daughter succeeds, casting will be a snap.
Mac’s daughter, Je’niece McCullough, tells TMZ … since her father’s death, she has been asked several times who would be best to play him in a movie, and there are 2 names that she has had in mind for a while.
The first is Aldis Hodge – known for his roles in “Leverage” and in “Hidden Figures” – because Je’Niece says he’s a great actor with a complexion similar to Bernie’s.
He also has a great biopic experience – he played MC Ren in “Straight Outta Compton” and most recently, NFL Legend Jim brown in “A night in Miami”. Je’Niece thinks he’s the perfect A-lister to play his dad as an adult.
But, that’s not all… she also has a ready-made option if producers want to portray Bernie in her youth, and he’s a YouTube star.
His name is Marc Phillips, and Je’Niece tells us that his daughter loves him, and always says how much he reminds her of Bernie. She adds that Mark is funny and has the acting talent to capture the essence of his father.
The just announced project is a partnership between Legend’s production company, Get Lifted, and the Mac Estate… which Je’Niece says is run by his mother.
Although they haven’t talked about the movie yet, she believes mom will be on board with Aldis and Mark. Now she must have John’s ear too.