Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence have joined the cast of Chris Rock’s “Death at a Funeral,” a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name.
The dark comedy, which has Rock pulling triple-duty as producer, co-writer and star, takes place at a funeral ceremony that quickly turns chaotic as romance, jealousy, blackmail and family secrets come into play.
The cast also includes Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Columbus Short. Directing is Neil LaBute, whose credits include “In the Company of Men,” Nurse Betty” and, most recently, “Lakeview Terrance.”
The British original was directed by Franz Oz and starred Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Ewen Bremner and Rupert Graves.
Morgan, a regular on the hit TV series “30 Rock,” recently signed on to star opposite Bruce Willis in the buddy action-comedy “A Couple of Cops,” to be directed by Kevin Smith.
Lawrence most recently appeared in “College Road Trip” and “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins.”