Dakota Fanning, Dane Cook and power couple Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde are among the actors who will participate in Jason Reitman‘s live reading of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Boogie Nights” at the Toronto International Film Festival, the director has announced on Twitter.
The lead parts of Dirk Diggler and Jack Horner, respectively originated by Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds, have yet to be announced.
Fanning will take over the role of budding porn star Rollergirl, famously played in the 1997 movie by Heather Graham. Cook will replace John C. Reilly as porn star and future magician Reed Rothchild, while Canadian actor Marc-Andre Grondin (“Goon”) will fill in for Philip Seymour Hoffman as Scotty J.
Sudeikis and Wilde inherit the awesomely-named roles of Buck Swope and Amber Waves from Don Cheadle and Julianne Moore.
Other cast members include Jaron Einsohn as Todd Parker (Thomas Jane), Jordan Hayes as Jessie St. Vincent (Melora Walters) and Scott Thompson as The Colonel (Robert Ridgely).
Reitman’s live readings of classic screenplays are a hot ticket, whether in Toronto, Los Angeles or elsewhere. He snagged Bryan Cranston to read Kevin Spacey’s Oscar-winning role of Lester Burnham in last year’s reading of Alan Ball’s “American Beauty,” which was held in Toronto, and he previously did an all-black reading of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”
“Boogie Nights” will be Reitman’s longest reading, and his first to be 18-plus at Toronto. The event takes place Sept. 6 at the Ryerson.
Reitman’s latest movie, “Labor Day,” will screen at Toronto, where “Boogie Nights” first premiered.