Ravi Patel

Indian American actor Ravi Patel has been cast in the Lionsgate comedy, “Flarsky,” starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ravi Patel, who has a recurring role in CBS’ upcoming series, “By the Book,” has joined the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy, “Flarsky,” which will be released on Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label Feb. 8, 2019, reports Deadline.

The film is being directed by “Snatched” helmer Jonathan Levine.

The film follows Fred Flarsky (Rogen), an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, who endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet (Theron), adds the exclusive report. Patel will play the role of one of Theron’s key staffers.

Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver are producing the film with Theron’s Denver and Delilah Productions, Beth Kono, and A.J. Dix. Executive producers are Sterling as well as Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake, adds the report.

The Indian American actor, who also had guest roles on shows such as Netflix’s “Master of None,” ABC’s “American Housewife” and TBS’ “Wrecked,” directed and acted in the popular and commercially viable comedy documentary, “Meet the Patels,” along with his sibling Geeta Patel. Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to remake the comedic documentary, which breaks down how the process to get married in the Indian American community is adapting to modern technology. The sibling team will be co-writing and co-directing the remake.

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