Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan join cast of Death at a Funeral remake

Movie News | Mar 9th, 2009

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The unnecessary remake of “Death at a Funeral” has its cast set. Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan are joining the Chris Rock comedy as they “re-imagine” Frank Oz’s movie, which just came out in 2007. You’d think they remake a movie that didn’t come out 2 years ago? Even adding a black spin to it just means they still ran out of movie ideas. Why not do a black Star Wars or something?

Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment have assembled their cast for the Chris Rock starrer “Death at a Funeral,” with Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan signing on to star alongside Rock in the Neil LaBute-directed comedy.

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.

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.

Chris Rock’s track record with movies hasn’t been that great. In fact it sucks. But maybe with the addition of Morgan and Lawrence, the movie might turn out all right.


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