Bassett, Patton to co-star in 'Broom'

July 12, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, on the big-screen wedding comedy "Jumping the Broom," TriStar Pictures said Monday.

The film is being directed by Salim Akil from a screenplay written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter.

Slated for theatrical release May 6, 2011, and to be distributed by Sony Pictures, the movie stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Valarie Pettiford.

T.D. Jakes, Tracey E. Edmonds, Curtis Wallace, Elizabeth Hunter and Glendon Palmer are producing the project, which focuses on a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard where two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event, TriStar said.

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