The cast of “The Princess Bride” reunited virtually for a reading of the script of the 1987 classic, as a virtual fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn and Billy Crystal will participate, along with director Rob Reiner and Patton Oswalt moderating a Q&A afterward.
The live-streamed event started 7 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday
The event will raised money for the state party, with a sign-up and donation required to view but no minimum. The party also is promoting it through digital ads and social media.
Wisconsin is one of three traditionally blue battleground states that Donald Trump flipped in 2016 by an aggregate , paving his path to the White House. Joe Biden and Trump each visited Kenosha this week.
Thousands of tweeters interacted with the event on Twitter #PrincessBrideReunion , the conversation is very interesting.
The Princess Bride film
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel The Princess Bride, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film essentially preserves the novel’s narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).
The film was first released in the United States on September 25, 1987, and was well-received by critics at the time, but was only a modest box office success. Over time the film has become a cult film. The film is number 50 on the Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies”, number 88 on The American Film Institute’s (AFI) “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions” list of the 100 greatest film love stories, and 46 in Channel 4’s 50 Greatest Comedy Films list. In 2016, the film was inducted into the National Film Registry, being deemed as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.
The movie also won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.