The 40th Toronto International Film Festival has revealed that “The Princess Bride” script will be the subject of this year’s Jason Reitman Live Read, the annual 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 6pm.
“‘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.”
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.” The cast for this year’s Live Read will be announced by Reitman on Twitter in the days leading up to the event.
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10-20, 2015.