Mac collared for Dis' 'Dogs'


Bernie Mac has joined the cast of "Old Dogs," the John Travolta-Robin Williams comedy that Walt Becker is directing for the Walt Disney Co.

"Old Dogs" is a buddy comedy revolving around two best friends and business partners whose lives are turned upside down when they find themselves taking care of 7-year-old twins.

In the movie, Mac plays Johnny Lunchbox, the Elvis, Bono, and Beatles of children's entertainment all wrapped up into one super-charismatic puppeteer.

David Diamond and David Weissman wrote the script. Tapestry's Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy are producing.

Kristin Burr and Casey Wolfe are overseeing for the studio.

Mac most recently appeared as a scene-stealing car dealer in "Transformers" as well as "Ocean's Thirteen." He is repped by Endeavor, Handprint Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman.