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Jennifer Love Hewitt was cast in a leading role for a movie version of "Jewtopia."
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Love Hewitt, who starred in the television show "The Ghost Whisperer," and "Crossing Jordan" star Ivan Sergei will head the cast in an adaptation of the hit play and best-selling book, Variety reported.
"Jewtopia" is the longest-running off-Broadway comedy in history, with more than 1,200 performances.
Sergei will play Christian O'Connell, a non-Jewish plumber who wants a Jewish girlfriend to make all his decisions for him. He poses as a Jewish doctor with the help of his Jewish childhood friend Adam.
Love Hewitt will portray Alison Marks, who meets Christian at a singles mixer at a synagogue.