Kevin Hart digs undertaker role in 'Funeral'

Actor joins Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan in Neil LaBute film

Kevin Hart has joined the all-star cast of Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment's remake of "Death at a Funeral," being directed by Neil LaBute.

Hart joins Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and others in the story of a wildly dysfunctional family that comes together for the patriarch's funeral. Chaos ensues when dark secrets of the past are threatened to be exposed by a man claiming he was the gay lover of the family's respected elder.

The comedian is playing a character named "Brian the Undertaker."

Hart will be seen in the new Comedy Central show "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire," which premieres Thursday. His feature credits include the Screen Gems' drama "Not Easily Broken" as well as 20th Century Fox's "Meet Dave" and Warners' "Fool's Gold." He is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.