Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment have decided it’s time to do a remake of the 2007 British comedy Death at a Funeral. Neil LaBute will direct.
The ensemble cast will include Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Loretta Devine and Ron Glass.
The story 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.
Rock is also co-writing the film with Aeysha Carr. He is also producing the remake which is set to begin production in the spring.
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