James Earl Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Louis C.K., and Joy Bryant are accompanying Martin Lawrence to highlight Universal Pictures' comedy "The Better Man."
Looks like male names are dominating the cast list of "The Better Man" this time. Variety has reported that filmmakers of the flick have successfully added James Earl Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, and Louis C.K. into the lineup to accompany leadstar Martin Lawrence in the comedy, apart from the inclusion of actress Joy Bryant.
A Universal Pictures production in association with Stuber/Parent, the movie centers on Lawrence's character, a successful talk-show host who starts to question his path in life as he returns home to attend his parents' 50th anniversary. Bryan is billed as his high-maintenance galpal who accompanies him to visit the family while Jones and Cedric the Entertainer will play his dad and childhood rival, respectively.
Production has already begun with Malcolm D. Lee directing from his own script as well as executive producing alongside Timothy M. Bourne. Meanwhile, Scott Stuber, Mary Parent, and Charles Castaldi are all serving as the producers.