Monday, March 09, 2009


Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment have added Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan to their all star cast for Chris Rock's upcoming comedy film “Death at a Funeral.”

The story revolves around a dysfunctional family that gathers for the patriarch’s funeral (sounds like Kingdom Come). When tensions rise and old conflicts are uncovered, a man arrives saying he’s the dead man’s gay lover and threatens blackmail.

According to Variety, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Loretta Devine and Ron Glass round out the cast of the American remake of the 2007 British film.
Rock also is producing and co-writing the film, which was co-written by Aeysha Carr and is scheduled to start shooting this spring.