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.
Reitman will direct the 7:30 PM reading on Dec. 15. All previous casting has been announced the day of the performance via Reitman’s twitter account.
Rob Reiner directed the film of “The Princess Bride” based on Goldman’s 1973 novel of the same title. The film starred Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Carl Elwes, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal and Andre the Giant.
“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.