Lance Gross receives wedding invite

Actor cast in Fox Searchlight's untitled comedy

Lance Gross is joining the cast of Fox Searchlight's untitled family wedding project.

America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia already have been cast in the Rick Famuyiwa-helmed comedy about two families who clash while trying to throw together a wedding in two short weeks.

Famuyiwa also wrote the script for the film, which began shooting Monday. Gross will play the groom-to-be, opposite Ferrera.

Gross, repped by WME Entertainment and Goodmanagement, recently won a NAACP Image Award for his starring role on Tyler Perry's series "House of Payne." He also appeared in Perry's 2008 feature "Meet the Browns."