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Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence & More Team Up For “Death At A Funeral”

Submitted by on March 24, 2010 – 1:27 amOne Comment

A star-studded cast has joined forces to shoot the remake of the 2007 British film, Death at a Funeral. Find out more about the dark comedy after the jump.

The remake stars Chris Rock, who also co-wrote the film. Along with Rock is Martin Lawrence, who will play his brother. If you’re not familiar with the original film, here’s a basic synopsis.

Aaron (played by Rock) and Ryan (played by Lawrence) are brothers who come home to attend their father’s funeral. As they proceed to plan the funeral and support their family, all types of dramatic and hilarious family secrets come to light, as well as other misadventures and mishaps.

The ensemble cast includes Loretta Devine, Danny Glover, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short (who recently knocked a hater out), Regina Hall, Luke Wilson, and Peter Dinklage (who was a cast member of the original film).

Of course, the film will feature a series of cultural adaptations from its British origin to its new African-American context. It seems to be a potential knee-slapper on the surface, but many comedies featuring ensemble casts fall flat (remember Soul Plane?), so one never quite knows what will happen at the box office.

Check out the theatrical trailer below:

Note: Although the image above suggests that the movie will be released April 23, the official release date is April 16.

Will this movie live up to the talent of its ensemble cast? Do you plan to check it out upon its release? Let us know in the comments section!

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