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Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Rainn Wilson are going to star in a live-read of Ghostbusters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Rogen will tackle Bill Murray’s role of Peter Venkman, Jack Black – Dan Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz, and Rainn Wilson will play Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler.
The event is being directed by filmmaker Jason Reitman, whose father, Ivan Reitman, directed the original film.
LACMA’s goals include exhibiting and interpreting significant works of art and creating cultural experiences for large audiences. This performance is no exception.
LACMA hosts live-reads of famous movie scripts every month.
Jason has already directed versions of The Apartment, The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride and The Breakfast Club.
However, this is the first time he is hosting a live-read of one of his father’s films. He has made the script from a combination of the original script and ad-libbed lines from the movie. Some of the original lines were not even included in the movie, so they will be fresh to listeners’ ears.
Jason grew up with Ghostbusters being a big part of his life, and is very excited to present a fresh take on it.
“I understand the energy around that film. To me it’s similar to The Princess Bride live-read we did last year,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “People have a relationship with the film that goes beyond normal movies.”