8/26/2009 04:31:00 AM

Martin Lawrence returns to television and the big screen.

Posted by SouthernGurl

Martin Lawrence has big television and movie plans for 2009 and the following year. Personally, I'd love to see him on a weekly basis in some kind of sitcom, especially with the crap that's on tv now, but for now, I have no other choice but to take what I can get. Unfortunately, Marty-Mar's return to television will be behind the camera. He currently has three shows in development with his production company Runteldat and two shows already have network commitments. Fox has picked an animated comedy of his, written by Rodney Barnes, which is based on his experiences growing up in the D.C. area. Also, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Martin and fellow comedian Tracy Morgan have joined Chris Rock in his remake of the British comedy, 'Death at a Funeral.' The film revolves around a funeral that goes awry with new deaths and misplaced corpses. And, Martin's also working on one featuring an interracial family which, is based on the comedy of Gary Owen and that's been picked up by Starz.

Annnnnnnnnnd last but definitely not least, according to Variety, if everything goes according to plan, Martin is set to star in 'Back to America'...not 'Coming Back to America 2', but 'Back to America.' Lawrence, who has a first-look deal with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, created the pitch and will produce the film via his Runteldat Entertainment alongside the Alcon duo. The comedy centers on a working-class man from Queens who discovers he is heir to the throne of an African country and travels there to claim his birthright.

In the meantime and in between time, you all can catch the fourth season of Martin's 'Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up' on Starz.



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