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TIFF stars set to relive Princess Bride in Jason Reitman's live read event

Princess Bride fans, prepare to laugh. This year's live read at the Toronto International Film Festival will be the beloved Rob Reiner fairy tale.

Previous live reads include American Beauty and Boogie Nights

Princess Bride fans, prepare to laugh. This year's live read at the Toronto International Film Festival will be the beloved Rob Reiner fairy tale.

Jason Reitman announced the pick on Twitter, noting that the family favourite won the people's choice award at the festival back in 1987.

Reitman's popular stage event features celebrities and comedians who are invited to read a screenplay aloud in its entirety.

The Montreal-born director recently staged a star-studded edition in Montreal that featured Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender reading Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski.

Expected celebrity guests at this year's TIFF include The Princess Bride director Reiner and star Cary Elwes.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 10 to 20.

Previous live reads at TIFF include American Beauty, which featured Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston in the lead role originally played by Kevin Spacey, and Boogie Nights, which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Josh Brolin in roles originated by Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds.

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