Jennifer Love Hewitt To Star in ‘Jewtopia’ Film

In the spirit of cheesy rhymes, maybe she’ll change her name to Jennifer Love Jewitt.

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has signed on to play a Jewish woman looking for a Jewish husband in the big-screen version of “Jewtopia,” an onstage comedy billed as the “longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history.”

The “Party of Five” and “Ghost Whisperer” star will play a woman on the hunt for a husband at a Jewish singles mixer. The man she meets, supposedly a Jewish doctor, is in fact a non-Jewish plumber who’s decided to marry a Jewish girl so that he’ll — um — “never have to make another decision.”

“Stereotypes collide, culture clash and chaos ensues!” the show’s Web site promises.

Playing the would-be Jewish doctor is Ivan Sergei, a star of “The Opposite of Sex” and a number of TV shows.

While the script doesn’t sound subtle — the plumber’s real first name is Christian — it’s proven a hit with audiences. Variety describes the stage version of “Jewtopia” as “one of the three most successful off-Broadway productions of the last decade,” seen by more than 500,000 people in productions across the country.

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