Jon Turteltaub to Direct A MATTER OF SIZE

Helmer to remake Israeli comedy.

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and ‘National Treasure’ director Jon Turteltaub is attached to direct ‘A Matter of Size,’ a re-imagining of a 2009 Israeli comedy directed by Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor.

Starring Itzik Cohen, the original character-driven comedy followed four overweight friends who are fed up with dieting and decide to start a sumo wrestling club.

Screenwriter Howard Franklin (‘The Big Year,’ ‘The Man Who Knew Too Little’) is penning the screenplay for Turteltaub. David Permut, Carol Baum and Howard Rosenman are producing.

Check out a trailer for Maymon and Tadmor’s original below.