Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Princess Bride @LACMA Live Read Event

 From G1988:
We've produced another poster for the ongoing Film Independent @ LACMA Live Read Series w/ Jason Reitman and this is the best yet. Matt Owen has done it again, getting even more love from Entertainment Weekly this time, as Reitman has recast the classic movie "The Princess Bride," and this new generation of actors will perform a table read of the script live and in person on December 15th. The tickets sold out in about 15 seconds flat, but there will be a stand-by line that night, and this time, WE'LL BE SELLING THESE POSTERS THERE! There were only 100 made, and they are beautiful. Past live read events have included The Breakfast Club (where Jennifer Garner, Aaron Paul & James Van Der Beek took roles) and The Apartment (where Pierce Brosnan, Natalie Portman & Steve Carrel joined). Jason keeps the cast a mystery until the last minute, but he has announced Patton Oswalt (in the Vizzini/Wallace Shawn role) and G1988 homie Nick Kroll (in the Count Rugen/Christopher Guest role), so this one will not be a let down.

We will be outside the auditorium before and after the read, so even if you don't have tickets, you can purchase a poster if you like.
 You may be aware that there was a cast reunion of The Princess Bride recently which included much ad-libbing and fun photos (yep, the Princess Bride cast are Princess Bride geek fans too! lol). The only sad thing from the reunion seemed to be that André René Roussimoff a.k.a. André the Giant couldn't be there with them (he died in 1993).

The Princess Bride cast then...
And now...

 Click the image above for a larger view. You can also see additional contemporary single portraits of cast members from the reunion event HERE.

This G1988/LACMA live read event on December 15th, follows on from that - finding a new generation of actors who can wear the shoes of Princess Buttercup, Wesley and all our other favorites.

This sounds like a lot of fun. And what gorgeous posters. (Only 100 made? I do not want to guess how much they will be selling for!) Here's hoping someone will tape the event and release some of it for us this week.

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