Kesselman Directs “The Party” Remake

Jonathan Kesselman (“The Hebrew Hammer,” “Odd Todd”) is set to direct the remake of the Blake Edwards classic “The Party” for Godfather Entertainment.

In the original, Peter Sellers starred as Hrundi V. Bakshi, an Indian extra who inadvertently is invited to a swank Hollywood party.

Marco Garibaldi, Brandon Gibson and Jim Russo are tweaking the concept with the extra this time being a blond Midwesterner whose appearance is changed by studio execs eager he fit a part.

Garibaldi is producing the $20 million independently financed film that hopes to have cameos by a number of high-profile Hollywood personalities.