As you wish: The Film Society of Lincoln Center officially announced on Monday that the “Princess Bride” will screen at this year’s New York Film Festival to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary.
The 1987 classic will screen in what the Film Society of Lincoln Center calls a “newly struck and pristine 35mm print.” After the movie, cast members Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Robin Wright will join director Rob Reiner for a Q&A and discussion.
Written by acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman (and based on his book of the same name), “The Princess Bride” has withstood the test of time and remains a beloved variation on the big-screen fairytale. Last year, director Jason Reitman staged a live read of the “Princess Bride” script, with Mindy Kaling playing the role of Princess Buttercup (originally portrayed by Wright) and Paul Rudd as Westley (originally played by Elwes). Elwes, in a cheeky casting decision, lent his voice to the villainous Prince Humperdinck (Sarandon’s part in the original).
“The Princess Bride” nostalgia tour doesn’t stop with the New York Film Festival screening. The 25th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD of the film is out on Oct. 2, the same day as the Lincoln Center reunion.
by Christopher Rosen