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

21 October 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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. »

- Dave McNary

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