Jews Making News: Jesse Eisenberg to Reprise Iconic Role

Jews Making News: Jesse Eisenberg to Reprise Iconic Role

Jesse Eisenberg to reprise Lex Luthor role in Suicide Squad Jesse Eisenberg

Already set to debut his version Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jesse Eisenbergwill reportedly portray the classic villain again in Suicide Squad. Both films will be released in 2016 and feature characters from DC Comics. The character has been portrayed in film by Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey in previous Superman incarnations. Fans have been critical of Eisenberg’s casting as Lex Luthor since it was announced in May, with many claiming that the 30 year old actor is too young for the role.

Jesse Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York to Jewish parents. He famously played Hasidic Jew Sam Gold in the 2010 film Holy Rollers.

Elizabeth Banks To Direct ABC Comedy The Greater Good

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks is set to direct a new single-camera TV comedy on ABC. The Jewish convert will be directing The Greater Good, a series which she will also executive produce in what will be her first TV directing job. The Greater Good has been described as a “Comedic X-files” and a relationship/workplace comedy set in the world of conspiracy theories.  The actress/ director has extensive experience with single-camera comedy as an actress, appearing in Scrubs, 30 Rock and Modern Family.

Banks met her Jewish husband Max Handelman in college and went through the conversion process. “No religion meant as much to me as Judaism meant to my husband,” Banks told Banks never had a mikveh but says it’s because she was never in L.A. long enough to have what she calls the “11-week, ‘You’re a Jew now’ class.”


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