Jonathan Kesselman to Organize Party


Jonathan Kesselman, director of Comedy Central’s “The Hebrew Hammer,” will helm the remake of Blake Edwards’ The Party that Marco Garibaldi is producing under his Godfather Entertainment.

The project is a $20 million independently financed film that will aim for cameos by a number of high-profile Hollywood personalities.

In Edwards’ “Party,” Peter Sellers starred as Hrundi V. Bakshi, an Indian extra who inadvertently is invited to a swank Hollywood party. Garibaldi, who has brought on Brandon Gibson and Jim Russo to help him write the script, will tweak the conceit, focusing on a blond Midwesterner whose appearance is changed by studio executives eager he fit a part.