Angela Bassett joins <strong><em>Jumping the Broom</em></strong>
Angela Bassett has joined Columbia Picture's Jumping the Broom, joining Paula Patton in the wedding-themed ensemble comedy directed by Salim Akil.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller are also joining the project, which revolves around the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum meeting for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard.

Bassett will play Patton's mother, an heiress and a pillar of the Washington elite. Miller plays Patton's cousin, a senior at Yale. Alonso will play Patton's love interest.

Arlene Gibbs wrote the script, which is undergoing a minor rewrite by Elizabeth Hunter.

Production begins in early summer in Nova Scotia.