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,” lends his voice to a unique a fundraiser this weekend benefiting hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. While the event is going to be an incredible one, we have some bad news: if you don’t already have tickets, you’re likely out of luck.
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 Center in downtown Atlanta, where “The Front Runner” has been filming. The Rialto’s site indicates that all of the tickets have been sold. While that’s too bad for fans it’s great news for United for Puerto Rico, the organization aiding the storm-ravaged island.
Director Jason Reitman has been posting photos from the set and this happy news bulletin: he’s had a chance to check out Mercedes-Benz Stadium.