published on March 20, 2017 - 07:46 AM|
Actress Ellen Page will celebrate the 10th anniversary of her film Juno by reprising her titular role as a pregnant teen for a charity live-reading.
Jennifer Garner, who played Juno’s baby’s adoptive mother, will also return to the project for the movie get-together, which will feature an all-female cast to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Director Jason Reitman, who previously hosted a series of live-script readings, will announce the actresses who will take on the characters portrayed onscreen by Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, and J.K. Simmons on Twitter in the lead up to the 8 April (17) event, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The fundraiser, which will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, is aimed at highlighting the work of women’s health organization Planned Parenthood, which will receive drastic cuts to its government subsidies under President Donald Trump’s administration.
“Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women, I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice,” Reitman explained.