Frank Oz has signed on to direct the ensemble comedy Death At AFuneral for US bi-coastal outfit Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE).
Sales arm Kimmel International will commence sales at Cannes onthe story of a riotous funeral that ensues when a dysfunctional British familyturns out to pay its respects to a patriarch.
Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage and Ewen Bremner star and DeanCraig wrote the screenplay.
Sidney Kimmel, Share Stallings, Laurence Malkin and Diana Phillipswill produce, and SKE's Bill Horberg and Bruce Toll will serve as executiveproducers along with Andreas Grosch and Philip Elway of VIP Mediafonds.
MGM will release the picture in North America through its non-exclusivedistribution deal with SKE.
"SKE is thrilled to be involved with this project,"Kimmel said. "We look forward to seeing the mirthful mayhem that Frank andthe actors bring to the screen."
Oz is represented by CAA, Dinklage is represented by SMS andTurnpike Entertainment, and Craig is handled by UTA, Principal Entertainment andattorney Michael Schenkman at Bloom, Hergott, Deimer, Rosenthal & LaViolette.