Quartet cross the line into Chadha's 'Afterlife'


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

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

The comedy centers on 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 also penned her latest film with husband and writing partner Paul Mayeda Berges.

"Afterlife" is 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. (partialdiff)