Shalom! Liev Schreiber wears ringlets in his hair to play a Hasidic cop

Tough guy: As Ode, bearded Liev plays a baseball bat-wielding volunteer for the Williamsburg Shomrim – a licensed neighborhood watch for Hasidic Jewish communities

 

A very happy-looking Liev Schreiber and Vanessa Paradis were spotted on the Brooklyn set of their new comedy, Fading Gigolo, on Monday.

The co-stars, clad in traditional Jewish hair and attire, looked like they were in good spirits ready to tackle their onscreen characters.

As Ode, bearded Liev plays a baseball bat-weilding volunteer for the Williamsburg Shomrim – a licensed neighbourhood watch for Hasidic Jewish communities.

Though not allowed to make arrests, Shomrim volunteers are allowed to detain suspects of crimes like car theft, missing children, and graffiti.

Wearing a yarmulke and the ringlet sideburns characteristic of a Hasidic Jewish man, the 45-year-old was dressed in a customary tallit katan, white t-shirt, quilted patrol vest, black trousers, and loafers.

The role hits close to home for Schreiber, whose mother was born into a Brooklyn working-class household of Jewish Communist immigrants.

 

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