'Princess Bride' Remake, Starring Paul Rudd? False.
'Princess Bride' Remake Rumors Not True
Is a Princess Bride remake, starring Paul Rudd, in the works?
Loads of Princess Bride fans panicked when they heard a remake of their beloved favorite was being made.
I have a super huge crush on Paul Rudd, but that doesn't mean I think you should mess with an institution like The Princess Bride.
The Princess Bride should never, ever, ever be remade. Period.
The remake rumor got its legs online after a series of misunderstandings blew it out of proportion.
FamilyVideo.com wrote, "Director Jason Reitman recently announced the cast for his planned project and they are certainly up to the challenge, Paste magazine reports. The main character of Westley is set to be played by Paul Rudd who has become a favorite among directors over the last several years. His love interested, the titular princess, will be played by Mindy Kaling, best known for her role as Kelly on The Office. The supporting cast is just as impressive as the two leads, the publication reports. Comedians Patton Oswalt and Nick Kroll are both on board as well."
Paste magazine did discuss Reitman's new project, but in reality it was just a stage reading of the script with Rudd, Kaling, Oswalt and Kroll.
Here are the details from the December Paste magazine article: "Reitman has just announced the cast for his third reading, The Princess Bride. The lead role of Westley will be played by Paul Rudd; the Princess Bride will be played by The Office's Mindy Kaling; Patton Oswalt will play Vizzini, and Kevin Pollack will play Miracle Max, the role originally played by Billy Crystal ... The live reading will occur tonight at Los Angeles' LACMA."
Breathe easy, Princess Bride fans. There are no remake plans in the works.