Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Courtney Love in ‘Fast Times’ live reading
Director Eli Roth has revealed the cast for his live reading of the 1982 teen comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” which will close the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday.
Lily Collins (“Mirror Mirror”) and Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense,” “Entourage”) will portray siblings Stacy and Brad Hamilton, the insecure sophomore and popular-ish senior played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold in the Amy Heckerling-directed original. (Cameron Crowe wrote the script.)
Kumail Nanjiani (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) will play would-be ladies’ man Mike Damone, frequent Roth collaborator Lorenza Izzo will portray the infamous bombshell Linda Barrett, and Daryl Sabara (“Spy Kids”) will play shy dork Mark Ratner.
Aaron Burns, who has worked with Roth on both sides of the camera, will play jock Charles Jefferson, and social-media celebrities Logan Paul and Nik Keswani will play stoner Jeff Spicoli and his brother, Curtis.
Last but not least, rock musician Courtney Love is on board as the uptight teacher Mr. Hand.
In a statement to The Times, Roth said: “Everyone in the reading is going to bring something really special to their role. The original cast is so iconic you cannot replace them, but we can do a really fun alternate version of the movie with everyone interpreting the characters in their own unique way.”
The Times is a sponsor of the festival.
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