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Ravi Patel Joins Cast Of Sony’s “Harold And The Purple Crayon”

Ravi Patel Joins Cast Of Sony’s “Harold And The Purple Crayon”

Ravi Patel Joins Cast Of Sony's "Harold And The Purple Crayon"

Ravi Patel of “Meet the Patels” fame has joined the cast of the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Harold and the Purple Crayon”. He will star alongside Zachary Levi, Lil Rel Howery, and Zooey Deschanel.

Sharing the news on Instagram Patel wrote, “I’m excited to be a small part of this film and the cast is awesome. More importantly, Amelie is a big fan of the book and she’s gonna be 6 when we take her to the premiere. I’m desperate for her validation and if I’m not her favorite parent after this, I give up.”

The film is based on the best-selling 1955 book by Crockett Johnson. It follows the story of a 4-year-old boy named Harold who creates his own worlds around himself using a purple crayon. The book later turned into a series of seven books in total.

Ravi Patel Joins Cast Of Sony's "Harold And The Purple Crayon"
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Carlos Saldanha will be directing from a screenplay by David Guion and Michael Handelman. John Davis will produce “Harold and the Purple Crayon” through his Davis Entertainment banner.

An emcee job, with improvised stand-up in between acts, led to auditions, his first agent, and two dozen commercials in a year. Ravi Patel has been in over 70 national commercials, films, and TV shows, most notably “Transformers,” “Scrubs,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Comedians,” and “Hawaii Five-O.”

In 2008-09, Patel appeared as George Patil in six episodes on The CW’s “Easy Money.” In 2010, he starred in “Past Life” on Fox.

He also co-directed and starred in “Meet the Patels,” a documentary that he made with his sister, Geeta Patel, that won the audience award at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The buddy comedy docuseries follows actor/documentarian/philanthropist Ravi Patel as he travels the world seeking answers surrounding life’s universal questions and finding an Indian wife. The duo have a deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures to write and direct a narrative remake of the film as well.


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Patel also worked in multiple episodes of the Aziz Ansari series “Master of None” and from 2015 to 2016, he featured on the John Stamos TV series “Grandfathered.”

In 2020, he also created the CNN-produced docuseries “Pursuit of Happiness,” which aired on HBO Max.

Next, he will be seen in Lionsgate’s “The Valet,” which is slated to be released later this year.

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