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Morgan, Lawrence join Chris Rock for "Funeral"

 Host Tracy Morgan addresses the crowd during the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors show in New York, October 2, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - Reuters
Host Tracy Morgan addresses the crowd during the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors show in New York, October 2, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence are joining Chris Rock in a remake of the ensemble comedy "Death at a Funeral."

Also joining the cast are Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Columbus Short.

Neil LaBute is directing the Screen Games release in which a funeral turns into a debacle of misplaced cadavers and family secrets. When things can't get any worse, a man arrives saying he's the dead man's gay lover and threatens blackmail.

The original 2007 film was directed by Frank Oz and set in Britain.

For Morgan the deal marks a continued push into movies and building on the work he does in "30 Rock"; the actor recently signed on to star opposite Bruce Willis in the buddy action-comedy "A Couple of Cops," which Kevin Smith just signed on to direct. Lawrence last appeared in "College Road Trip."

(Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters)

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