Several A-list actors and actresses, including Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, are taking a remake of the classic 1987 movie “The Princess Bride,” according to Variety magazine.
The streaming service Quibi will release individual chapters of the film, which was filmed entirely on the cast members’ phones amid the coronavirus pandemic, every day for two weeks starting June 29, the outlet reported. Quibi did not immediately respond to a FOX Business inquiry.
The cast will also include big names like Jennifer Garner, Jon Hamm, Common, and Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Annabelle Wallis, David Burtka, Jenna Ortega, Elijah Wood, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Jack Black, David Oyelowo, Keegan-Michael Key, Patton Oswalt, Josh Gad, Andy Serkis, Diego Luna, Taika Waititi, Zazie Beetz, and more, according to Variety.
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Actors are expected to switch roles throughout the scenes, but “Princess Bride” original director Rob Reiner will portray “The Grandfather” character, and Fred Savage, who originally portrayed “The Grandson” character in the 1987 film, will assume the same role, informed departure.
Also, Jonas and Turner are expected to swap some gender roles (with Jonas playing Princess Buttercup and Turner playing Westley), a corgi will play “Rodent of Unusual Size,” and toys will take the place of audience members. , according to Variety.
“Juno” director Jason Reitman, who has arranged live readings for the film’s script, spearheaded the project, Variety reported.
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COVID-19 has delayed deadlines for a number of major Hollywood projects, as closure restrictions forced people to stay home.
The California Department of Health announced June 12 that film and music production could resume with the approval of public officials and appropriate safety guidelines.
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