Such A Shaynah Maidele, Nu?

user submitted pictureWe know we always scoff at movie versions of our favorite books, but we’re definitely looking forward to the adaptation of Herman Wouk’s Marjorie Morningstar, a timeless comng-of-age novel about a Jewish girl who hits it big in Hollywood. Of couse, it’s already been done; back in 1958 Natalie Wood starred in a humdrum, ethnically-downplayed production, but this time they’re actually using a Jewish actress: double Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson. (Don’t let the Danish moniker fool you, this brainy babe is Jewish on her mom’s side.)

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