‘The Princess Bride’ Comes Alive!

Entertainment Weekly By Anthony Breznican

Director Jason Reitman (”Juno,” ”Young Adult”) has been staging live readings of quirky and beloved old movies in L.A. He’s snagged some great, game actors to reinterpret the roles — and drawn some ecstatic crowds.

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but Jason Reitman and Patton Oswalt are playing hooky. It’s a cool December evening, and the two are skipping out on the Los Angeles premiere of their own movie, Young Adult, to zoom across Los Angeles to a rival event: a live dramatic reading of the 1987 comedy The Princess Bride at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Continue reading

Review: Jason Reitman’s Live Read of THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Geek Tyrant by Ben P.

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Director Jason Reitman traveled across Los Angeles from the premiere of his new film Young Adult Thursday night to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to host the third of his Live Read series. Each show features a different cast of actors playing roles popularized in the featured movies: for his first event, he chose The Breakfast Club, with Jennifer Garner, Aaron Paul, and more in the leads. His second, the Billy Wilder classic The Apartment, starred Natalie Portman and Steve Carell. For The Princess Bride, Reitman brought together his largest cast yet – and the whole evening was pretty damn magical. Continue reading

Notes from the Magical, Inspired LACMA Live-Read of The Princess Bride

MOVIE | LINE On the Scene || by Jen Yamato || 12 16 2011 8:00 PM

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“Inconceivable!” With a single word, unveiled at the close of last month’s live-read of The Apartment, Jason Reitman launched AOUS (that’s Anticipation of Unusual Size) for the December 15 installment in his brilliant LACMA/Film Independent series. Few films are so magical, so beloved, so instantly and indelibly quotable as The Princess Bride, Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy-comedy, written by William Goldman, about a princess and her pirate and those involved in and affected by their adventure. And few live-read casting choices could be as inspired as Reitman’s: Paul Rudd in the Westley role originated by Cary Elwes, Cary Elwes in the Humperdinck role originated by Chris Sarandon, and, performing the part of the Grandson first portrayed by Fred Savage over two decades ago… Fred Savage. Continue reading

Patton Oswalt, Mindy Kaling and More Set for “Princess Bride” Reading in L.A.

Playbill.com By Adam Hetrick
14 Dec 2011

Patton Oswalt, Mindy Kaling and Nick Kroll are among the actors who will take part in the “Live Read” series presentation of William Goldman’s 1987 film “The Princess Bride” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Director Jason Reitman, who will direct the 7:30 PM reading on Dec. 15, created the series that offers live readings of favorite film scripts. Oswalt will read Vizzini (created on screen by Wallace Shawn), with Kaling as Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright on screen), Kroll as Count Rugen (Christopher Guest on screen), Kevin Pollak as Miracle Max (Billy Crystal on screen) and Bill Fagerbaake as Fezzik (Andre the Giant on screen). Continue reading

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

Playbill.com 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

Good Morning America – ABC News Blog – by Suzan Clarke

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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

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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