Rock, Lawrence, Morgan, Glover, Marsden, Devine to Star in LaBute-Directed "Death at a Funeral"

News   Rock, Lawrence, Morgan, Glover, Marsden, Devine to Star in LaBute-Directed "Death at a Funeral"
 
Casting has been announced for the Neil LaBute-directed comedy "Death at a Funeral."

The American remake of the 2007 British motion picture will star Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan with Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Loretta Devine and Ron Glass, according to Variety. The Screen Gems-Sidney Kimmel Entertainment film was penned by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock, who is also producing.

The film, according to the industry paper, "revolves around a dysfunctional family that gathers for the patriarch's funeral. When tensions rise and old conflicts are uncovered, a man arrives saying he's the dead man's gay lover and threatens blackmail."

Filming is scheduled to begin in the spring.

Sidney Kimmel, William Horberg, Share Stallings and Laurence Malkin produce. The latter two were producers of the original British film.

Director LaBute will be represented on Broadway later this season with his first Main Stem production, reasons to be pretty.

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