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"The Princess Bride" turns 25 this year, but it's not getting a remake.
That article, I do not think it means what you think it means.
Twitter and the Internet went a little bit crazy Monday with rumors that 1987's beloved "The Princess Bride" was getting a remake. Links were posted to this article on a site called FamilyVideo.com claiming that Paul Rudd was going to play Cary Elwes' role of Westley, with "The Office" star Mindy Kaling as Buttercup, the role Robin Wright played.
Now more often than not, these remake rumors are true, and movie fans groan and complain at the thought of their favorite film being redone. But hold the groans -- this isn't happening.
A month ago, Rudd and Kaling did do a public table reading of the film in Los Angeles, meaning those actors (and Patton Oswalt and others) simply sat on a stage and read from the script.
Somehow that month-old news got twisted into a movie remake starring the table read cast. It's not true, but the joke quotes write themselves. ("You killed my remake rumor! Prepare to die!")
But maybe the flurry of interest in this classic film will inspire some fun events for its 25th anniversary, coming Sept. 25. Big-screen re-release, perhaps? Or a Bride Fest along the lines of Lebowski Fest? In the meantime, have fun storming the castle, and don't get involved in a land war in Asia.
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