British-Asian helmer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend it Like Beckham,” “Bride and Prejudice”) will helm the horror comedy “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife” for HanWay Films says Variety.
The Ealing Studios-style comic caper follows a British-Asian mother whose obsession to marry off her daughter comically leads to serial murder. The project is described as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” meets “Shaun of the Dead.”
The $10 million multicultural project, which Chadha is co-writing and producing with husband Paul Berges, will have gore but it “will be easy on the eye”. Shooting begins in the UK in February.