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The Princess Bride remake features star-studded cast with home props

29 Jun 2020 / 16:12 H.

News to remake a classic film is always a dangerous path and is often met with negativity.

However, one film remake managed not to rock any boats. The Princess Bride remake project is helmed by Jason Reitman, the director of Juno.

While not completely a remake for the big screens, The Princess Bride remake is completely home made with acclaimed actors performing from the comforts of their own homes.

“The week that the stay-at-home order came through in California, I just woke up one of the first mornings, I think like most people did, feeling as though, All right, I need to be able to do something of value,” said Reitman in an interview with Vanity Fair, which debuted the teaser for The Princess Bride home movie.

“I just thought, Can we remake an entire movie at home? And I had seen that a fan-made Star Wars had been done. I just started reaching out to actors I knew, saying, ‘Is this something you’d want to do?’ And the response was kind of immediate and fast. It was like, ‘Oh—that sounds like fun.’”

The Princess Bride remake features star-studded cast with home props

Reitman managed to recruit a host of celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Josh Gad, Tiffany Haddish, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Elijah Wood, Patton Oswalt and Keegan Michael Key.

The star-studded cast humorously busted out home props such as hoses, cookware, plastic lightsabers and blankets while acting their scenes.

After all, the dream of acting in public has always started out as child’s play.

The Princess Bride remake features star-studded cast with home props

Actress Sophie Turner and her husband singer Joe Jonas, had fun and even gender swapped roles to play the characters Westley and Buttercup respectively as seen in the video below.

This fan film will raise funds for the World Central Kitchen charity, which supports thousands of restaurants by paying them to feed the needy.

The Princess Bride home movie will be released chapter by chapter over two weeks and can be viewed in the app called Quibi.

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