John Krasinski is taking his directing talents to New York to direct a live read of “Good Will Hunting” for the “Film Independent Live Read New York.” “The Hollars” helmer will be a guest director for the organization’s event that will take place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 7.
“For a whole lot of people ‘Good Will Hunting’ is so good that you’ve watched it more than 10 times,” said Krasinski. “For anyone from Boston, it’s so good… we’ve now made it mandatory to get the poster tattooed on our backs. As a director, I am more than excited to be a part of this Live Read. As the president of the Matt Damon fan club… I am just straight fan girling.”
In Live Read tradition, the talent that will be involved will be announced days before the performance via Twitter by Krasinski.
Created in October 2011 as part of the Film Independent at LACMA and at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA., the one-night-only performance brings together a cast of high-profile actors for unrehearsed, live on-stage readings of celebrated screenplays.
“Good Will Hunting,” directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Damon and Ben Affleck, joins the list of past Live Read screenplay performances, which also includes “American Beauty,” “Dazed and Confused,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and many more.
The event is not recorded or broadcast, so only the audience gets to enjoy the Live Read.
Krasinski was last seen in the dramedy “The Hollars,” which he also directed. The actor is also set to star as Jack Ryan in the new Amazon series from “Lost” showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland.
Tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 23. For more information visit livereadny.com