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The virtual live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High just got a boost of star power with the addition of Brad Pitt and Jimmy Kimmel.
In a casting that surely will pique interest among celebrity and pop culture watchers, Pitt and Kimmel join previously announced participants including Jennifer Aniston, Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn and Julia Roberts for the event. It’s being described by organizers as an “unrehearsed, anything-goes table read” of Amy Heckerling’s 1982 film which just passed its 38th anniversary.
The event — titled Dane Cook Presents Feelin’ A-Live — is now slated to be held Aug. 21 (5 p.m. PST) so as to not conflict with Thursday’s Democratic National Convention.
“Upon realizing Feelin’ A-Live was programmed opposite the DNC’s final night, we felt it was best to let the convention have its own evening, and then we’ll have ours,” said Cook in response to today’s news. “Luckily, we were able to shift around some schedules — and add some stellar new cast members — so we’re thrilled to now get to kick off your weekend with a Friday night broadcast.”
Feelin’ A-Live serves as a fundraiser for Penn’s emergency relief nonprofit CORE and the REFORM Alliance, which is focused on the criminal justice system and protecting the incarcerated population from the spread of COVID-19. It will stream on on Facebook Live and TikTok via CORE’s official accounts, and via LiveXLive. Executive produced by Cook and Ivan Dudynsky, Feelin’ A-Live is presented in association with Deviants Media Inc. and JWP, and sponsored by SnackPop.com.
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