Movie maker, Jason Reitman, has been putting on live readings of movie screenplays in LA including The Princess Bride and Reservoir Dogs. The final one is to be The Big Lebowski. Actors, Patton Oswalt, Hank Azaria and Nick Kroll will be among the folks doing their damndest to cover all of the characters from the movie. Apparently, he has secured the “perfect actor” to play The Dude but he won’t reveal who till next week. Intriguing. Reitman says;
“There will be a moment when the three nihilist will be played by Patton, Nick, and Hank, and we’ll be getting each of their German accents.
“It’s [the movie] structurally perfect. It’s like a satire of film noir, but it’s one of the best film noirs. The dialogue is impeccable. … It’s further proof that if you’re that talented you can break any rule you want. At its core, the purpose of the [live-read] series is to celebrate great writing. There’s not much better writing than the Coen Brothers.”
Here’s a GREAT poster for the event;