August 27, 2015 10:25 am
Updated: August 27, 2015 10:27 am

Stars set to relive ‘Princess Bride’ in Jason Reitman’s live read event at TIFF 2015

Director Jason Reitman answers questions during a press conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.


TORONTO – Princess Bride fans, prepare to laugh. This year’s live read at the Toronto International Film Festival will be the beloved Rob Reiner fairy tale.

Jason Reitman announced the pick on Twitter, noting that the family favourite won the people’s choice award at the festival back in 1987.

Reitman’s popular stage event features celebrities and comedians who are invited to read a screenplay aloud in its entirety.

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The Montreal-born director recently staged a star-studded edition in Montreal that featured Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender reading Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Big Lebowski.

Expected celebrity guests at this year’s TIFF include The Princess Bride director Reiner and star Cary Elwes.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 10 to 20.

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