Calm down, Jason Reitman isn't remaking The Breakfast Club. Not yet anyway. But he is putting together a live reading of The Breakfast Club for a new series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and his cast is a fun mix of talent who'd be more fit for a Breakfast Club sequel that took place 15 years later, but age doesn't matter for a fun event like this. Part of the charm is just getting to see a group of people breathe new life into something that was probably so meaningful to them growing up. Live readings are great like that; the raw energy that comes from vomiting out a performance without much preparation is what makes it such a memorable experience.
For Reitman's reading he's lined up the following cast (which he's revealed on Twitter over the last few days):
Jennifer Garner as Claire (Molly Ringwald)
Aaron Paul as Bender (Judd Nelson)
James Van Der Beek as Andy (Emilio Estevez)
JK Simmons as Carl (John Kapelos)
Mindy Kaling as Allison (Ally Sheedy)
Patton Oswalt as Brian (Anthony Michael Hall)
It's not a bad cast at all, with Patton Oswalt being one of our favorite choices. Anthony Michael Hall plays Brian as this neurotic nerd who uses his time in detention as a way of finding his inner hero, and we'd love to see how Oswalt interprets the role in his own unique way. It's also gonna be fun watching Kaling -- who's always so pitch-perky as Kelly on The Office, tackle a very quiet, introverted character like Allison. Unfortunately this is a one-time only sort of thing and tickets are already sold out for the reading tomorrow night. There is a stand-by line, though, and info on that is available at the museum's site.
What would you say to a Reitman remake on the big screen?