I shouldn’t be telling you this because our undiscovered gem may become even more popular. As it stands now the tickets are sold out within hours of release.
Anyway, it’s late on a Friday so maybe no one will read this…
Last night, a crowd of industry insiders and excited film enthusiasts gathered at the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a live table-read of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club.
This time, instead of Molly Ringwald and the gang, Up in the Air director Jason Reitman gathered an equally eclectic group of actors to reimagine the diverse sterotypes portrayed in the film. A lovely and very pregnant Jennifer Garner was beauty queen Claire (Molly Ringwald), James Van Der Beek was Andy the jock (Emilio Estevez), Mindy Kaling was basket case Allison (Ally Sheedy), Patton Oswalt was Brian the geek (Anthony Michael Hall), and, probably best of all, Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul was the criminal Bender (Judd Nelson).
Rounding up the cast as those ever-meddling adults (cue eye-roll) were J.K. Simmons as Carl the janitor, and Michael Chiklis as Mr. Vernon. Reitman himself called out the directions on stage, while images from the film flashed on stage to signal a change of scene.
The event has the boring title of Live Read of the Breakfast Club, directed by Jason Reitman. They are anything but boring as 100 movie-goers sit in a small theater with eight super-star celebrities, and watch while they make movie magic.
The latest one, The Apartment, brought in a whole new cadre of actors and actresses, including Pierce Brosnan, Natalie Portman, and Steve Carell.
The next one in the monthly series, The Princess Bride, should be even better than the first two. But, don’t worry the tickets are completely sold out.
Keep your eyes open for the next one and don’t steal my ticket!