New York Film Festival to Host Princess Bride Reunion

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Mandy Patinkin in ‘The Princess Bride’

The cast of eighties cult fantasy film The Princess Bride is set to reunite at the New York Film Festival this year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced via press release today. Cary Elwes, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, and Robin Wright–along with director Rob Reiner–are all 25 years older and wiser than they were when Bride was released (Ms. Wright’s gained and lost a “Penn” on her name!), and will attend a screening of a new print of the film on October 2, along with a discussion afterwards. Perhaps the most memorable cast member–Wallace Shawn, who played the lisping Sicilian criminal Vizzini, told The Observer last year that he doesn’t like being stopped on the street with fans’ impersonations of his comic role.  “I must admit, they’re rarely that flattering. Even short or bald people such as myself have–we don’t have grotesque self-images.”

Maybe he’ll change his mind and attend!