Die Hard is a Christmas movie. There – we’re glad that’s settled! So it seems entirely appropriate for a holiday-themed Scripts Gone Wild reading at El Cid on Sunset. The first wave of casting included A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Amanda Wyss, “King of Queens”’ Alex Skuby, William Butler from Leatherface and the Gingerdead Man series, and film critic and acclaimed writer, Drew McWeeny. But that was just the beginning!
Joining the cast of Die Hard, in the role of “Sgt. Al Powell” made famous by the great Reginald VelJohnson, is none other than Christopher ‘KID’ Reid, best known as one half of the hip hop group, KID ‘N PLAY, who released two gold albums in the late-80’s and early-90’s with multiple hit singles, and then ventured into acting with successful films like the House Party series, and the comedy, Class Act; in addition to television appearances in “Sister Sister”, “Smart Guy”, “Barbershop”, and the animated series, “Black Dynamite”.
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.