Thursday, May 10, 2007

Does Boaz = Zohan?

When I interviewed Allen Covert a few years back for Grandma's Boy, he mentioned that Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel had been working on a screenplay called Boaz. I never heard anything more about it until I stumbled onto this entry on

Boaz The Great
A comedy following the exploits of an agent for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.

I couldn't find much more info on the movie, but then I remembered hearing about another movie that Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel were working on. That one's called You Don't Mess with Zohan, and it's synopsis reads:

A Mossad agent fakes his own death so he can move to New York and become a hair stylist.

Sounds eerily familliar, doesn't it? Judd Apatow and Jack Giarraputo are also listed as producers on both films, and they're both supposedly being released by Sony. So did they change the main character's name from Boaz to Zohan? It certainly seems that way, but why? Did they want to avoid any association with me? I think I'll have to check in with Judd Apatow on this one...


Tim said...

Whoa! What's the deal with that?

Anonymous said...

Any word from Judd yet?