Rudd to stage The Princess Bride

Each month Up in the Air director Jason Reitman reenacts a popular film with the cast members of his choosing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as part of the Live Read series and this time he’s set to put a spin on the 1987 Rob Reiner film with the Clueless star taking on the lead role of farmboy Westley.

During an appearance on U.S. programme The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Tuesday (13Dec11), he said, “This Thursday I have a group of actors and we’re going to read The Princess Bride for a live audience. I’m announcing for the first time right here in the lead role of Westley we’re going to have Paul Rudd.”

Reitman has previously staged The Apartment with Natalie Portman and funnyman Steve Carrell, and The Breakfast Club with Jennifer Garner and The Office’s Mindy Kaling.

William Goldman’s “The Princess Bride” Will Get Live L.A. Reading by Adam Hetrick

Academy Award winner William Goldman’s 1987 film “The Princess Bride” will be the latest screenplay included in the “Live Read” series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Director Jason Reitman created the series that offers live readings of favorite film scripts. Recent presentations include “The Breakfast Club” and “The Apartment.” Among the actors who have previously participated are Natalie Portman, Steve Carell, James Van Der Beek and Mindy Kaling. Continue reading

Jason Reitman reveals his next screenplay Live Read. It’s inconceivable!

Entertainment Weekly – Inside Movies – by Lanford Beard

Jason Reitman may have been at the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Awards to support honoree Charlize Theron, who stars in his buzzy upcoming film Young Adult, but the Oscar-nominated director told EW at the event that he has at least one other project coming down the pipeline that’s gotten tongues wagging. Since pulling off successful stagings of The Breakfast Club and The Apartment for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a.k.a. LACMA), the Oscar-nominated director (who could earn another nomination in 2012), has his sights set on another über-quotable classic. And the next Live Read is… The Princess Bride!
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‘The Princess Bride’: The cast and director share the story behind the beloved fantasy

Entertainment Weekly by Josh Rottenberg

Wove. Twue wove. That’s what fans of The Princess Bride clearly feel for director Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult comic fairy tale. If you woved our cast reunion photo and you ate up the tidbits from our oral history in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly (on stands now), and yet, inconceivably, you still want more… well, as you wish. Here is an expanded version of our in-depth oral history on the making of The Princess Bride

WILLIAM GOLDMAN, writer of The Princess Bride novel (published in 1973) and screenplay: I had two little daughters, I think they were 7 and 4 at the time, and I said, “I’ll write you a story. What do you want it to be about?” One of them said “a princess” and the other one said “a bride.” I said, “That’ll be the title.” Continue reading

‘Princess Bride’ Reunion, Thanks to Entertainment Weekly Magazine

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“The Princess Bride” is a movie that tells several simple stories; about the relationship between a grandfather and a grandson, about a son avenging a father’s death, about the misdeeds some people are willing to commit in order to gain power. But, most of all, it tells a timeless story about the power of true love.

The 1987 hit film has risen to the level of cult classic, its lines instantly recognizable and highly quotable. Continue reading

As you wish: ‘Princess Bride’ cast and director talk inconceivable(!) cult hit — VIDEO


Entertainment Weekly by Josh Rottenberg

It wasn’t a major hit at the box office. It didn’t spawn any sequels or TV spin-offs. It didn’t have any huge stars — unless you count the seven-foot-plus wrestler André the Giant. And yet, surprisingly — you might even say inconceivably — since its release in 1987, director Rob Reiner’s wryly comic fairy tale The Princess Bride, a fable about true love featuring swashbuckling adventure, a six-fingered villain, and Rodents of Unusual Size, has gone on to become one of the most beloved films in recent Hollywood history. Millions of fans can quote their favorite lines by heart: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” “Have fun storming the castle.” “Mawage, that bwessed awangement… “ Continue reading

5 Best Wedding Movies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s no shortage of movies about weddings, and most of them are pretty lame.

They usually feature the most stereotypical depictions of women being neurotic, naggy, insecure or all of the above, they’re crammed with corny slapstick, and they frequently culminate with a mad dash to an airport or train station for some breathless, last-minute I-love-yous. Continue reading

Princess Bride: Dissecting Fred’s Bedroom.

X-Entertainment dissects Fred’s Bedroom – posted by Matt on April 23, 2011

We might have a new series on our hands. A short while after Tweeting a link to my case study of Buzz McCallister’s bedroom, this response came in:

Russ was absolutely right. Fred Savage’s bedroom from The Princess Bride might’ve actually been even cooler than Buzz’s beroom. (Well, no…but it came close.)

Today, we find out why. Continue reading