Actor Ving Rhames attends the premiere of the Universal Pictures' film 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' on July 12, 2007 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles

Actor Ving Rhames attends the premiere of the Universal Pictures’ film ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’ on July 12, 2007 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles

*Ving Rhames has joined the cast of Lifetime’s adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The TV movie reunites star Whoopi Goldberg with the author. (The duo previously worked together when Goldberg co-starred opposite Angela Basset in the feature adaptation of McMillan’s book “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.”)

“Day Late” revolves around Viola Price (Goldberg), who after learning that her next asthma attack is likely to kill her, sets out to fix her fractured family. Rhames will play Viola’s husband, Cecil.

Production will begin in the summer for a 2014 premiere.