The wildly successful off-Broadway play and novel, Jewtopia, will now be a feature film with a major cast. Jewtopia's playwright, Bryan Fogel, is also set to direct the movie. Fogel along with Sam Wolfson worked together on the film's script.
The movie centers around two best friends, Adam and Chris, who, for different reasons, are in need of the perfect Jewish girl. Adam is Jewish and somewhat geeky who needs a Jewish girl to please his family. His outgoing and charming best friend Chris is a Gentile who yearns for the strong personality of the stereotypical Jewish girlfriend. The Huffington Post explains Chris hopes to find a Jewish girl so he "never has to make another decision in his life again."
Variety reports Chris (Ivan Sergei) poses as a Jewish doctor when he meets Alison (Jennifer Love Hewitt) at a singles' mixer in temple. Adam (Joel Moore) is set to marry Hannah (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) but he's not entirely sure she's the right girl for him.
Jewtopia first came to the Los Angeles stage in 2003 and became the longest-running original comedy in the city's history. Variety says the play was also a major hit in New York when it opened off Broadway in 2004. According to Variety, Jewtopia is one of the "the most successful off-Broadway productions of the last decade… having recouped its investment in a record 16 weeks."
If the clip below is any indication, Jewtopia is sure to be hilarious. Watch as Jamie-Lynn Sigler stresses over wedding perfection as Chris (David More) does his best to be patient. And you'll be sure to recognize Tom Arnold, Camryn Manheim, Rita Wilson and Jon Lovitz as the couple's doting but demanding parents.
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