LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Chris Rock will produce, co-write and star in an urban reworking of the 2007 British comedy “Death at a Funeral.”
The remake will centre on a funeral that devolves into a debacle of misplaced cadavers, indecent exposure and family secrets. The cast will be primarily black.
The original film, directed by Frank Oz, grossed $46.5 million (29 million pounds) worldwide, including $8.5 million in North America. It was produced for about $9 million through Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which is partnering with Sony’s mid-budget Screen Gems label on the remake.
The producers are looking for a director for the project, which is planned to start production in the spring.