Inconceivable! The 40th Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed that The Princess Bride script is the subject of the Jason Reitman Live Read — a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. The script of Rob Reiner’s beloved classic will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman narrating stage direction on Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
“The Princess Bride premiered at the Festival in 1987 and has captured audiences’ imaginations ever since,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “To have this title return on the occasion of our 40th Festival, and be re-explored by a contemporary cast, is pure magic.”
Who will avenge Inigo Montoya’s father? Who will fill the inimitable Fezzik’s enormous shoes? Who will breathe new life into the part of Miracle Max? The cast for the Live Read will be announced by Jason Reitman on Twitter (@JasonReitman) in the days leading up to the event.
The Festival previously welcomed Reitman and all-star casts for live table reads of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights and Alan Ball’s American Beauty.
Jason Reitman created Live Read in October 2011, in collaboration with Elvis Mitchell, for the film society of Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA). The six-month hit series featured Breakfast Club (Jennifer Garner and Aaron Paul), The Apartment (Steve Carell and Natalie Portman), The Princess Bride (Paul Rudd), Shampoo (Bradley Cooper and Kate Hudson), The Big Lebowski (Seth Rogen), and Reservoir Dogs, which featured an all-African American cast including actors Laurence Fishburne and Terrence Howard.
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.
Individual tickets are on sale from Sunday, September 6 to Sunday, September 20. Purchase tickets online 24 hours a day at tiff.net/festival, by phone at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433. Festival Box Office, located at 225 King Street West, is now open.