September 6 at 6 p.m. at Ryerson Theatre
“The story sucks them in.” — Jack Horner, Boogie Nights.
Toronto — The Toronto International Film Festival® Press Release:
The Toronto International Film Festival finally announced the title for Jason Reitman’s Live Read — a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. The script of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman narrating stage direction on Friday, September 6 at 6 p.m.
“Boogie Nights was one of the most buzzed about films when it premiered at the Festival in 1997. When Jason Reitman brought the Live Read of American Beauty to Toronto in 2012, there was excitement in the air — audiences knew they were participating in something special,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival. “Revisiting Anderson’s script in this creative setting with a stellar cast of actors is a kind of movie magic.”
The cast for the Live Read will be announced by Jason Reitman on Twitter (@JasonReitman) in the days leading up to the event.
Jason Reitman created Live Read in October 2011, in collaboration with Elvis Mitchell, for the film society of Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA). The six month hit series featured Breakfast Club (Jennifer Garner and Aaron Paul), The Apartment (Steve Carell and Natalie Portman), The Princess Bride (Paul Rudd), Shampoo (Bradley Cooper and Kate Hudson), The Big Lebowski (Seth Rogen), and Reservoir Dogs, featuring an all-African American cast that included actors Laurence Fishburne and Terrence Howard.
The table read will be held at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, September 6 at 6 p.m. and is rated 18A. Tickets on sale Sunday, September 1. The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5 to 15, 2013.