Death at a Funeral Trailer

Somehow this new comedy managed to fly under my radar. Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence have teamed up to star in a remake of Death at a Funeral. The original film came out a couple of years ago and was directed by Frank Oz, and for some odd reason Rock and a group of his friends thought it would be a good idea to redo it.

Check out the trailer…

The cast for this movie has to be one of the strangest ensembles to ever collaborate on screen. Aside from Rock and Lawrence, we have Loretta Devine, Regina Hall, Danny Glover, Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson, Zoe Saldana, James Marsden, Kevin Hart, Columbus Short, and Peter Dinklage. What’s Peter Dinklage doing in this movie?! Oh yes, he’s playing the blackmailing gay lover of the film’s dead patriarch, which is the same character he played in the original. How the hell did they get him to reprise his role?

Everyone looks so misplaced and partially confused as to why their even in this movie. Death at a Funeral is directed by Neil Labute, and is scheduled for release on April 16, 2010. The remake pales in comparison to the 2007 version, but watch the trailer to make your own decision…

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What do you think of the trailer for Death at a Funeral?