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).

The roles of Westley (originated by Cary Elwes) and Inigo Montoya (originated by Mandy Patinkin) have not been announced.

Rob Reiner directed the film of “The Princess Bride,” based on Goldman’s 1973 novel of the same title. The film also featured Chris Sarandon, Peter Falk and Carol Kane.

“The Princess Bride” was at one point announced as a musical project for Goldman and Tony-winning Light in the Piazza composer-lyricist Adam Guettel. The project was later shelved.

Goldman’s works also include “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Masquerade,” “The Stepford Wives,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Marathon Man,” “Chaplin” and the screenplay to Stephen King’s “Misery.” He also authored the iconic Broadway chronicle “The Season.”

Reitman’s “Live Read” presentations have previously sold-out, but stand-by lines are instated. Visit LAMCA.org for additional information.