Brad Pitt to join Jennifer Aniston for a live table reading of all the stars of Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Brad Pitt will team up again with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston when they appear on an upcoming live table reading of the hit 1982 comedy Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Pitt, 56, and Jimmy Kimmel, 52, were the latest additions announced Monday to the all-star lineup – marking the first time Brad will team up with Aniston since 2001.
Among the other celebrities who entered the nostalgia exercise are Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Shia LaBeouf, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Dane Cook and Sean Penn, who rose to fame for his role in the original hit movie.
Contributors: Brad Pitt, 56, will join his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, 51, in a live table read of Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1981) on Aug. 21
The live event will be streamed on the Facebook and TikTok accounts of Penn’s organization CORE on August 21 at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PST.
Fans can also stream the feed on LiveXLive, where they can donate to Core and other organizations currently fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Cook, who appears in the lecture, will also present the lecture.
“On behalf of our dedicated team at CORE, I am so grateful for the support Dane has provided and continues to give to our work,” Penn wrote in a press release. ‘I’m always up for a giggle. So to get together remotely for an evening of laughter with so many talented people while providing CORE with much-needed resources to continue our vital work – consider us fully onboard to play! ‘
Penn has remained mum about which character he will play in the table, although he has confirmed that he won’t be playing his turn as Jeff Spicoli again.
All-stars: The read also includes Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Jimmy Kimmel, Dane Cook and Sean Penn; still from Fast Times At Ridgemont High
No reps: Penn has not said who he will play, although he confirmed he will not be reprising his role as Jeff Spicoli, which catapulted him to the A-list; still from Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Although Pitt famously made a guest appearance on Friends in 2001, a year after his marriage to Aniston, the two have rarely collaborated on screen or in movie-related projects.
After the Tree Of Life actor’s engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow ended, Brad and the Friends star, 51, began a relationship in 1998.
The two married in Malibu in July 2000, but they announced plans to split up in early 2005, and he later remarried Angelina Jolie.
Despite the circumstances, the former couple has maintained a friendship over the years, although it seemed to have grown stronger in recent times.
Exes: Pitt and Aniston began dating in 1998 and were married in Malibu in 2000, although they announced a divorce in early 2005; pictured in 2000
Rare: Brad famously made a guest appearance on Friends in 2001, but the pair have rarely worked together despite maintaining a friendship even after their divorce; shown in 2001
Last year, Pitt unexpectedly appeared at Aniston’s 50th anniversary, where the two had a nice chat.
Aniston had invited him over and the two reportedly had an important talk, though she kept it short to allow other guests to spend time with her.
In January of this year, the two met again at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Pitt took home the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his critically acclaimed role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
His speech featured a joke about playing a man who “doesn’t get along with his wife,” who got a big round of applause and some cheers from Aniston in the audience.
When Aniston won her own award for her performance on The Morning Show, her ex-husband paused backstage to watch her acceptance speech on a monitor, which she later called “ sweet ” during a conversation with ExtraTV.
The two shared a sweet moment of congratulations later in the evening when they ran into each other behind the stage.
On good terms: Pitt unexpectedly appeared at Aniston’s 50th birthday party last year and the two shared sweet congratulations at the SAG Awards in January