If you missed one of the 27 previews and 1,052 regular performances in L.A. or you are just interested in the film adaptation, Jewtopia, a comedic play and bestselling book by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson is finally heading to the silver screen with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ivan Sergei attached to star.
Author Bryan Fogel is directing from a script he co-wrote with Sam Wolfson. Fogel will also produce.
Described as mix between Wedding Crashers and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, indie film tells of two childhood best friends as they reunite as adults when one asks the other to help him pretend to be Jewish in order to attract woman.
Sergei will play Christian O’Connell, a non-Jewish plumber who poses as a Jewish doctor in order to enrich a Jewish girlfriend who will be making all his own decisions in life. Hewitt will play Alison Marks, the object of Christian’s love, who meets him during a singles event at temple.
After ended its impressive Gotham run in April 2007, stageplay has been seen by over 500,000 people across North America and Canada, with additional productions in Chicago, Florida, Toronto, Tampa and Rochester.
Hewitt recently starred in the Garfield movies and is set to make her directorial debut with the supernatural movie Wait Till Helen Comes.
Sergei is best known for starring on the WB’s Jack & Jill and Gravity comedy TV series. He also played a minor role in Jennifer Aniston headlining comedy The Break-up.
If you need some humor in your life check out some of Jewtopia’s that involves jokes about Jewish and non-Jewish stereotypes.