March 7, 2009

Comedians Morgan, Lawrence join ‘Funeral’

Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence will star in the upcoming U.S. movie Death at a Funeral alongside fellow comedian Chris Rock, an industry source says.

Morgan's involvement in the Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment production represents the 30 Rock star's ongoing transition into film, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Morgan previously agreed to star with actor Bruce Willis in the upcoming Kevin Smith-directed action-comedy A Couple of Cops.

Funeral, a remake of a 2007 Frank Oz film, will add another film credit to Lawrence's resume, which includes Bad Boys, Big Momma's House and National Security.

The Reporter said the new version of Funeral is to be directed by Neil LaBute and will also star Danny Glover, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass and Regina Hall.