Cast grows for 'It's a Wonderful Afterlife'

Sally Hawkins, Zoe Wanamaker join comedy

LONDON -- Sally Hawkins, Zoe Wanamaker, Jimi Mistry and Mark Addy have joined the cast of Gurinder Chadha's "It's a Wonderful Afterlife."

Shooting now in the U.K., the picture features Indian actress Shabana Azmi in the lead role and reunites some of Chadha's "Bend It Like Beckham" cast including Shaheen Khan, Ash Varrez and Adlyn Ross.

The comedy details the story of an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder.

Billed as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" meets "Shaun of the Dead," producer-director Chadha's latest was penned with her writing partner and husband, Paul Mayeda Berges.

The film is being co-produced by the AIM-listed the Indian Film Co. and Bend It Films in association with Studio 18, India's leading motion picture company.

HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and distribution.