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Hugh Jackman to read "Princess Bride" in Atlanta to aid Puerto Rico

Hugh Jackman, who's been in Atlanta filming his role as former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart and presidential contender Gary Hart in "The Front Runner," will take time out for a fundraiser benefiting hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.

Jackman will read the role of Westley in a live performance of "The Princess Bride." His "Front Runner" co-star Vera Farmiga reads the role of Buttercup. She plays Lee Hart in the movie.

The event will take place Oct. 22 at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Atlanta, where "The Front Runner" has been filming.

MORE: John Schneider will be at the Rialto tonight to screen his new movie. Fans are invited!


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The Rialto's site is down for scheduled maintenance at the moment but once things are squared away tickets will be available here.

Hart exited his bid for the White House in May of 1987, got back in the running in December of that year and threw in the towel shortly thereafter once he'd flamed out in the primaries. He had famously challenged the press to put a tail on him amid rumors of his extracurricular activities. They did, and the photo of him on board a boat named “Monkey Business” with Donna Rice in his lap, ultimately nixing his run. Sara Paxton plays Rice.

Since the movie is set in the 1980s you'll see big hair, shoulder pads, people smoking and other historical artifacts. Here are some retro-fabulous photos from the set. Director Jason Reitman has been posting.


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