The Hollywood Reporter posts that Jonathan Kesselman, the director of the most excellent holiday comedy The Hebrew Hammer, has signed on to helm the feature. Since the film looks like it will have little in common with its original source material, and has now got the man who created Mordechai Jefferson Carver and Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal, things are suddenly looking up -- at least up and out of remake hell.
But the challenge will become finding a blonde Midwesterner who can hold his own in Kesselman's world -- especially if that world is populated by a myriad of high-profile Hollywood cameos. Any thoughts on who could pull it off? I vote James Urbaniak.