Taylor Lautner to Play Dirk Diggler in Jason Reitman’s ‘Boogie Nights’ Live-Reading (Exclusive)
Judy Greer will take over the role of porn star mom Amber Waves from her “Carrie” co-star Julianne Moore
thewrap “Twilight” stud Taylor Lautner is set to play porn star Dirk Diggler in Jason Reitman’s live reading of “Boogie Nights” at LACMA on Thursday night, while Judy Greer will take over the role Amber Waves, from her “Carrie” co-star Julianne Moore, TheWrap has learned.
Lautner has big shoes — and bigger shorts — to fill, as the role was originated by Mark Wahlberg in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 classic. His trademark six-pack abs would serve him well in the part, though he is expected to keep his shirt on for the reading.
Jesse Eisenberg recently read the role of Diggler during Reitman’s live reading of the script at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Olivia Wilde read the role of Waves.
Reitman has revealed several other participants on Twitter, including Mae Whitman as Rollergirl, Kevin Pollak as The Colonel, Jim Rash as Buck Swope, Jarod Einsohn as Todd Parker and Jurnee Smollett as Jessie St. Vincent
Lautner recently wrapped the action movie “Tracers” and appeared in “Grown Ups 2.” He’s repped by WME and Management 360.
Live Read, Directed by Jason Reitman The season's first installment of Jason Reitman’s acclaimed Live Read series once again features a surprise (and celebrated) cast reading the script of a seminal film on the Bing Theater stage. More details to be announced.
$15 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members | $25 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+) | $40 for the general public
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A standby line will form at 6:30 pm at the Hammer Building Ticket Office on the night of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of tickets being made available to guests in this line.
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