Leal tuning up for 'Soul Men'


"Dreamgirls" co-star Sharon Leal has landed the female lead in another musically themed feature, the Dimension Films comedy "Soul Men."

The film, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac as Louis and Floyd, two estranged former backup soul singers for a famed group who reluctantly agree to travel together for a memorial concert at the Apollo Theatre in honor of their recently deceased frontman.

Leal will play Louis' daughter Cleo, who joins him and Floyd on their road trip and eventually becomes a singer for the band.

After Leal's breakthrough role in "Dreamgirls," she starred opposite Tyler Perry in his "Why Did I Get Married?" and Screen Gems' "This Christmas."

She is repped at APA, Alchemy Entertainment and attorney Jeff Frankel.