Chris Rock has a habit of taking funny comedies from cinematic history and from around the world, and remaking them into even funnier vehicles for his own unique style of humor. He did it in 2001 with the movie Down To Earth, which was a remake of the critically acclaimed 1978 Warren Beatty film Heaven Can Wait, which, in turn, was actually a remake of the 1941 classic Here Comes Mr. Jordan. The actor repeated this trend in 2007 with his directorial debut I Think I Love My Wife, which was a remake the 1972 French film Chloe In The Afternoon. Now the comedian returns with his new film, Death At A Funeral, a remake of director Frank Oz and writer Dean Craig's 2007 British funeral farce. The film boasts a cast of comedy all-stars joining Rock including Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, and seasoned actors like James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Danny Glover. We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Chris Rock, as well as Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson, Danny Glover and Regina Hall to find out more about the film, working with the cast, what makes a funeral funny and why Tracy Morgan is so insane. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Sibling rivalry, family secrets and a mysterious stranger threaten to blow the lid right off a coffin in Death At A Funeral, a hilarious and darkly delicious romp featuring an ensemble cast of comedy superstars like Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, and acclaimed dramatic actors like James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Regina Hall and Danny Glover. Based on director Frank Oz and writer Dean Craig's 2007 funeral comedy of the same name, the action has now been transplanted from the English countryside to sunny Pasadena, California. Death At A Funeral directed by Neil LaBute (Nurse Betty), is a disarmingly funny look at life going on in the wake of death. The film is a hilarious day-in-the-life of an American family, come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.