Actress Samantha Lorraine portrayed a young Hope in flashbacks in The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 1. Hope was one of the Bennett sisters played by Alexa Mansour, who, now that Lorraine is older, closely resembles. Now Lorraine is making headlines in her new role in the Netflix movie You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.
The movie is directed by Sammi Cohen from a screenplay by Alison Peck, adapted from Fiona Rosenbloom’s 2005 novel. Produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, this coming-of-age movie is about two best friends whose epic bat mitzvah plans are complicated by middle-school emotions and a boy they both like.
Stacy has dreamed of a fantastic bat mitzvah celebration that she would share with her BFF Lydia and dancing with her crush Andy, a popular boy at their school.
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah Netflix original cast
Adam Sandler stars as Danny Friedman, and Idina Menzel as his wife Bree. Sandler’s two daughters, Sunny and Sadie, portray his on-screen daughters, Stacy and Ronnie, respectively. Samantha Lorraine plays Stacy’s best friend, Lydia, and Sandler’s wife, Jackie, portrays her mother, Gabi.
Additional cast members include Dylan Hoffman, Sarah Sherman, Dan Bulla, Ido Mosseri, Jackie Hoffman, and Luis Guzmán.
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah trailer
Look below at the official trailer for the film, released on Netflix on August 25. The film is already receiving rave reviews from critics, with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah is part of the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity campaign, which creates opportunities for underrepresented communities within entertainment. Bert Whitecrow, Riley Assinewa, and Morgan Spence became the first participants of imagineNATIVE Institute’s Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA) Below-the-Line Mentorship program, supported by Netflix and IATSE-873.
Each participant worked in a different department: Whitecrow, dressing/sewing; Assinewa in carpentry; and Spence in set decor. All three were able to work alongside industry professionals. The program lasted five weeks, giving all the participants a fantastic opportunity for hands-on industry experience.
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