‘Meet the Patels’ Remake in the Works at Fox Searchlight

Meet the Patels
Courtesy of Alchemy

Fox Searchlight is developing a remake of the documentary “Meet The Patels,” with the sister-brother team of Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel returning to co-direct from their own script.

Ravi starred as himself in the film, which won the audience award in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. As he turns 30, the first-generation Indian-American is pressured by his parents to agree to an arranged marriage and agrees to make a serious effort to find a partner — while not telling his parents that he’s recently broken up with a woman because she’s not Indian.

His sister filmed her brother’s discussion of his experiences along with his dates. Janet Eckholm produced the documentary.

Alchemy released the movie on Sept. 11 and the film has performed solidly with $1.15 million in grosses. At its widest release, it was in 101 locations.

UTA signed the Patels after meeting the siblings at the film festival.

Ravi Patel’s credits include “Transformers,” “Scrubs” and “Grandfathered.” Geeta Patel directed “Project Kashmir.”

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. Dear Fox Searchlight,
    Please do not “Hollywoodize” this delightful movie & ruin its rough, real, natural charm. I haven’t laughed so hard at movie in a very long time, so use a very gentle hand in making any changes to the original & it is very much an “Original”.
    A loyal “Meet the Patels” fan

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