Angela Bassett has joined the cast of ‘Jumping The Broom,’ starring Paula Patton, Laz Alonzo, Romeo Miller, and Loretta Devine.
Directed by Salim Akil, the wedding-themed ensemble comedy focuses on the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum meeting for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Bassett will play Patton’s mother, an heiress and a pillar of the Washington elite. Miller plays Patton’s cousin, a senior at Yale. Alonso will play Patton’s love interest. Shooting begins in early summer in Nova Scotia.
Producing the film are Bishop T.D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace, Tracey Edmonds, Glendon Palmer and Elizabeth Hunter.
Bassett just finished shooting the comic book film adaptation of ‘Green Lantern,’ playing Dr. Amanda Waller. Martin Campbell directed the Warner Bros. film that stars Ryan Reynolds. She is casting her directorial debut, ‘United States,’ which is slated to start filming in the fall.