LaBute Signs Two-Picture Deal with Screen Gems

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Helmer Neil LaBute has signed a two-picture deal with Screen Gems, reports Variety. The first project will reteam the director with his Nurse Betty star Chris Rock for a remake of 2007 British comedy Death at a Funeral.

LaBute, who most recently directed the Samuel L. Jackson starrer Lakeview Terrace for the genre label, has also signed on to helm the romantic comedy Here Comes the Sun for Screen Gems.

The American-set Death at a Funeral, which was written by Rock and Aeysha Carr, revolves around a dysfunctional family that gathers for the patriarch’s funeral. Tensions rise and old conflicts are uncovered.

Nina Coleman wrote Here Comes the Sun, whose plot details are being kept under wraps.

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