Yippee-ki-yay, Merry Christmasers. Scripts Gone Wild has announced the final reading of its 2019 season, the 1988 John McTiernan action classic, DIE HARD, which happens to fall into the classification of ‘Christmas movie’ for certain woke individuals. This epic tale of a lone hero doing battle against a Nakatomi Plaza filled with terrorists starred Bruce Willis and the late Alan Rickman and set the standard for all action films to come.
The first wave of casting includes:
Actress Amanda Wyss, best known from her iconic role as “Tina” in A Nightmare on Elm Street; and from other 1980’s classics like: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Silverado, Better Off Dead, and the greatest motion picture ever made – 1990’s Shakma.
Actor Alex Skuby, best known as Carrie’s boss, “Doug Pruzan”, on the hit sitcom, “King of Queens”, and as “Detective Joe Gray” from the hit Freeform series, “The Fosters”; additional television work includes: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Bones”, “ER”, and “Last Man Standing”.
Actor William Butler, a popular genre actor known for Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Ghoulies II, and the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead; screenwriter behind The Gingerdead Man series.
Film Critic Drew McWeeny, the former co-host of the “80’s All Over” podcast, author of “You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide to Star Wars”, screenwriter behind two installments of the Masters of Horror series, and purveyor of all things awesome.
“One of the greatest debates of our time has been whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas film,” said Scripts Gone Wild founder, Billy Ray Brewton. “We hope to put this discussion to bed, once and for all, via absurd levels of drinking and charitable giving.” DIE HARD closes out the 2019 season for Scripts Gone Wild, which has also included Chris Columbus’s Mrs. Doubtfire; Jack Bravman’s Zombie Nightmare; Frank Marshall’s Congo; Wes Craven’s Scream; Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice; Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys; and a special presentation, at Fantastic Fest in Austin, of Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic, Showgirls.
This event, along with the rest of the 2019 season, is sponsored by MULHOLLAND DISTILLING, a local craft spirits brand located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles; Q MIXERS, the premium spirits mixer served everywhere people love great things; POMP & WHIMSY, an exotic and delicious gin liqueur; and STELLA ARTOIS, providing the beers that keep our readers stumbling and bumbling. The venue sponsor is EL CID ON SUNSET, and the media sponsor, as always, is Nightmarish Conjurings.
Founded in 2016 at the Chattanooga Film Festival, Scripts Gone Wild is a monthly script reading series where a group of suspecting celebs, filmmakers, and influencers are taken – a movie script and alcohol put in their hands – and chaos ensues! It’s a drinking game – any time a reader flubs a line, misses their cue – THEY DRINK! We even let the audience get in on the action by choosing ‘trigger words’ that only increase the likelihood of the evening getting, well…’wild’. Previous readers have included: Joel McHale (“Community”), Perez Hilton, Tracie Thoms (“Cold Case”), Diedrich Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”), and Ross Marquand (“The Walking Dead”).
SCRIPTS GONE WILD – DIE HARD takes place Thursday December 19th at 8:00pm at El Cid on Sunset located at 4212 Sunset Blvd. Tickets are $20 for VIP SEATING and $10 for GENERAL ADMISSION, with proceeds benefiting a TBD charity. For more information about Scripts Gone Wild, or to purchase tickets, visit: www.scriptsgonewild.com.
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