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.