Rock to Star and Co-Write Death at a Funeral

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Chris Rock is set to star and co-write Death at a Funeral, a re-imagining of the 2007 comedy for Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, reports Variety.

Aeysha Carr will write the script with Rock for a comedy inspired by the SKE-produced original, which was written by Dean Craig and directed by Frank Oz.

The plan is to make an ensemble comedy about a funeral ceremony that leads to the digging up of shocking family secrets, as well as misplaced cadavers and indecent exposure. While the original was set in Britain, the new film will take place in an urban American setting.

Screen Gems and SKE are out to directors, and will begin production next spring.