Cary Elwes to Pen 'Princess Bride' Memoir
As you wish, readers.
Cary Elwes is revisiting his most famous role, and he's bringing along the rest of the cast from the movie to help him remember the good times.
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As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride, named for his character's memorable line to Princess Buttercup, will be published by Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone in fall 2014.
Elwes says he was inspired to delve into the past during a cast reunion at the 2012 New York Film Festival, when the film was recognized on its 25th anniversary.
"It was a joy to work on such a magical film with an amazing cast of talented actors and friends," Elwes said in a statement. "It will be great fun to revisit The Princess Bride and to share my fond memories of the unforgettable experience we all had."
The film racked up spots on the American Film Institute's "100 Greatest Love Stories" and the Writers Guild of America's "101 Greatest Screenplays."
In the book, Elwes will recall behind-the-scenes memories of the making of the hit through interviews with castmembers, including Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon and writer William Goldman. Director Rob Reiner is contributing the book's foreword.
The 1987 film traces the journey of Westley (Elwes), a farm boy vying for the love of a princess after the two have been separated for five years. It features iconic performances by Mandy Patinkin as the vengeful Spaniard Inigo Montoya and Wallace Shawn as criminal "mastermind" Vizzini.
The book will be co-written with collaborator Joe Layden.
Matthew Benjamin concluded the deal for world and audio rights for Touchstone. Elwes was represented by Katherine Latshaw of Folio Literary Management.
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