So joked director Jason Reitman as he launched the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Wednesday night with one of his most anticipated selections yet: Quentin Tarantino’s scorching script for the dark comic thriller “True Romance.”
“We’re going to be reading an early draft, so you’ll notice some changes,” Reitman said. “That’s one of the fun things about doing these. It’s a weird kind of archeology where you get to figure out how the movie you love started.”
With the announcement that original stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette would reprise their roles as lovers-on-the-run Clarence and Alabama Worley, demand for tickets increased, prompting a move from the 600-seat Bing Theater at Lacma to The Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown La, which seats 1,600.
As always, the reading was performed