Jason Reitman announces 'Princess Bride' live read cast

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Jason Reitman took to his Twitter today to announce several key roles for tomorrow night’s live reading of The Princess Bride, part of the Film Independent series at LACMA. Last month, we pitched our suggestions to fill the roles, and it looks like Reitman was listening in at least one instance. As for the others, well… I guess Kris Humphries was too busy focusing on basketball to lend a hand.

That said, the line-up looks as subversive and awesome as his last two productions (The Breakfast Club, The Apartment), and Reitman has definitely established a core pool of talent from which to draw. So which actress will play Buttercup? And who will tell her beau Westley to “Have fun storming the castle”? Read on…

Princess Buttercup: Mindy Kaling
Vizzini: Patton Oswalt [Ed. note: Called it!]
Fezzick: Bill Fagerbaake
Count Rugen: Nick Kroll
Miracle Max: Kevin Pollack

Reitman will announce who will play Westley on this evening’s Tonight Show.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you happy with these choices? I don’t think anyone can argue that Mindy Kaling will bring new layers to Buttercup. And Dauber Dybinski as Fezzick? Sweet! Keep sending your hopes for the role of Westley into the cosmos, and maybe it will be “as you wish.”

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