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You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah - What We Know So Far

Fans of Adam Sandler are about to be invited to a whole new party. The newest addition to Sandler and Happy Madison Entertainment's blockbuster multifaceted deal with Netflix — which was recently renewed for four more movies (per The Wrap) and has spawned everything from "Hustle," to the cameo-filled "Hubie Halloween," to a stand-up special entitled "100% Fresh" — will be "You are SO Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah," a release that Sandler appears to be marketing directly to teens and tweens in a way he hasn't since his early days ... though, naturally, this tender and cheerful coming-of-age saga won't involve the cursing or fart noises that you can usually expect in every Adam Sandler movie. Well, we think.

"You are So Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah" was a beloved book long before Sandler snapped up its theatrical rights. What will this adaption of Fiona Rosenbloom's novel for young adults bring to the table? Here's who's directing the film, who will star in it, and what it will be about.

What will You Are So Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah be about?

According to Variety, the film will already depart from the Rosenbloom novel in one respect by moving the time period of "You are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" from the 2000's to the 2020s. For now, though, it seems that the rest of the novel's plot has been successfully transferred to the small screen intact, per the blurb they published. 

Ergo, the novel and film revolve around adolescent Sta­cy Fried­man, who stands on the cusp of turning 13. That means she's also nearly ready to participate in that eternal coming of age rite of passage for Jewish tweens — her bat mitzvah. Stacy is planning on throwing an unforgettable party, but all of her plans begin to spin wildly off course when she stumbles upon her best friend, Lydia Katz, kissing her long-term crush, Andy Goldfarb. This betrayal estranges Stacy from her best friend just when she needs her the most, and it is just the beginning of a chain of disasters which soon engulf Stacy's bat mitzvah preparation. With everything going wrong, the possibility of social ruination looming large over her, and time running out, it takes the counsel of her wise rabbi to bring Stacy and Lydia back together. 

Fans of the novel will have to wait to see what, if anything else, has been changed from Rosenbloom's novel.

Who will be starring in You are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah?

Variety reports that the movie version of "You are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" will be a family affair for Adam Sandler. The adaptation will co-star the comedian's daughters, Sunny and Sadie, and while this definitely won't mark the first time the Sandler family has worked together (per IMDb, both Sunny and Sadie have mainly appeared in productions that involve their father in some way), it seems to mark the first time either girl has taken on a starring movie role. You can also expect to see Sandler's wife, Jackie, take a part in the film.

Aside from Sandler, his daughters and his wife, the film will include a variety of actors and comics that are not related to him, as well. Actress and singer Idina Menzel is involved, for one, as well as "Saturday Night Live" performer Sarah Sherman. Actor Luis Guzmán is als slated to have major supporting roles in the movie. Rounding out the cast will be young actors Ido Mosseri, Samantha Lorraine, Dylan Hoffman, Dean Scott Vazquez, Miya Cech, Dylan Chloe Dash, Millie Thorpe, Zaara Kuttemperoor, and Ivory Bake. As of press time, no roles have been publicly assigned to the list of actors slated to join the production.

Who will direct and write You Are So Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah?

Much of the creative team behind "You are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah" will be talented newcomers. Sammi Cohen will be directing the film. Her previous credits include the Hulu hit "Crush," which means she definitely knows how to credibly bring to life the angst and follies of teenagers caught in their own social whirls. Cohen's other credits include multiple short films for CollegeHumor and IMDbTV, two episodes of the YouTube Red series "Foursome," and directing duties on the reality show "Hollywood Darlings."

The film's producers include Sandler and Tim Herlihy, who head up those duties for Happy Madison Entertainment. Alloy Entertainment will be represented by Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz. Barry Bernardi, Judit Maull and Kevin Grady, all of whom represent Happy Madison Entertainment, will be the film's executive producers. And in the movie's screenwriting department, Alison Peck has adapted Rosenbloom's novel for Netflix: her previous scripts include "Work It" and "UglyDolls."