Death at a Funeral: Comedy Remake Starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Danny Glover

March 9, 2009–Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment have cast their comedy remake “Death at a Funeral,” with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, to be directed by Neil LaBute.

Rock also is producing and co-writing the film, which was co-written by Aeysha Carr. The tale 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.

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.

See review of the 2007 film.