Casting News: Jenifer Lewis in The Wedding Ringer, Djimon Hounsou in Fast 7

Lewis re-teams with her TLAM co-star Kevin Hart for comedy.

Posted: 09/18/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Jenifer Lewis and Djimon Hounsou will be busy this fall filming new projects. 

Lewis re-teams with her Think Like a Man co-star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer for The Wedding Ringer. The comedy, also starring Josh GadThe Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, Cloris Leachman and others, centers on a charismatic bachelor (Hart) who becomes a best-man-for-hire for a socially-inept man (Gad). The film is the latest in a string of collaborations between Hart and Packer, who also partnered for the sequel to Think Like a Man and another comedy, Ride Along.

Meanwhile, Hounsou is getting his action on as the newest cast member to join the Fast & Furious franchise. The actor will appear in Fast 7 alongside Vin DieselPaul Walker and Tyrese Gibson. The film reportedly began shooting in Dubai last month. One of the most profitable franchises in cinema history, the latest installment, Fast & Furious 6, was the highest grossing to date with $788 million in worldwide ticket sales.

Hounsou will next be seen in the romantic comedy Baggage Claim and the upcoming comic book epic Guardians of the Galaxy.

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