‘Kingdom’ to come

Goldberg near Fox Searchlight's McHenry pic

Whoopi Goldberg is in final negotiations to topline “Kingdom Come” for director Doug McHenry and Fox Searchlight.

Pic is being produced by Edward Bates (“The Last Time I Committed Suicide”) and John Morrissey (“American History X”) and marks McHenry’s first directorial outing since “Jason’s Lyric” in 1994.

Thesps LL Cool J (“Any Given Sunday”) and Don Cheadle (“Mission to Mars”) are said to be circling the picture as well.

“Kingdom Come,” penned by David Dean Botrell and Jessie Jones from Botrell’s original play, is a comedy-drama that takes place over a weekend as a family gathers to mourn the death of its patriarch.

Goldberg most recently had “Girl, Interrupted” in theaters. She also exec produced and acted in a pilot for Lifetime Television, “Strong Medicine,” and is in an upcoming Fox film, “Monkeybone.”

McHenry has been one of the most prolific producers of black-themed films, starting with “Krush Groove” in 1985 and including “New Jack City,” and “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.”

In addition to “Jason’s Lyric,” McHenry’s other directorial outing was 1991’s “House Party 2,” in which Goldberg had a cameo.

McHenry’s attached to direct two other projects at Fox, “Homecoming: The Revenge” and “Seven Spells.” He’s also producing “Brothers” for Screen Gems and “New Jack City 2” at Warner Bros.

Goldberg’s repped by William Morris Agency. McHenry is managed by Rob Lee and repped by Dave Phillips at Writers & Artists Agency. “Kingdom Come” is being overseen at the studio by Fox Searchlight exec veep of production Claudia Lewis.

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