Brad Pitt Joins L.A. Production of Prop 8 Play, Which Will Be Streamed LIVE This Saturday: VIDEO


Big news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Their one-night-only production of Dustin Lance Black's '8', the dramatization of the Prop 8 trial will be live-streamed on YouTube.


George Clooney and Martin Sheen will play plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, the all-star attorneys who notably faced-off in Bush v. Gore.  Christine Lahti and Jamie Lee Curtis will play plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, a lesbian couple together for eleven years and the parents of four boys.  Matthew Morrison and Matt Bomer will play plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, a gay couple together over ten years. 
Jane Lynch will play prominent opponent of marriage equality Maggie Gallagher, co-founder and former chairman of the National Organization for Marriage.  Rob Reiner will play David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values.

In a new video, Rob Reiner announces the live broadcast, and breaks the news that Brad Pitt is now involved! Pitt will star as Judge Vaughn Walker.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. JANE LYNCH is playing Maggie Gallagher?!


    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 1, 2012 9:00:25 AM

  2. So, tech-tard that I am, does this mean the play will be available on YouTube afterwards? (I have plans I can't cancel Saturday night ... but I'm really keen to see this show).

    Posted by: Zlick | Mar 1, 2012 9:20:00 AM

  3. Err, why was Rob Reiner robbed by Jane Lynch playomg Maggie Gallagher? I guess you don't understand what it means to be an actor, eh?

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Mar 1, 2012 9:39:09 AM

  4. I was implying that Rob Reiner would have have been better suited to play the part of Maggie Gallagher than Jane Lynch is. Slap on a wig on him and Maggie's mother wouldn't be able to tell them apart.

    In the immortal words of Foghorn Leghorn, "It's a joke, son!"

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 1, 2012 10:11:16 AM

  5. Awfully bold to call it the "last leg of the civil rights fight." I'd strongly disagree.

    Posted by: LightningBoalt | Mar 1, 2012 10:20:45 AM

  6. Rob was my second choice for Slaggie, it should have been Kathy Bates - she could really do that part well.

    Posted by: Daniel | Mar 1, 2012 11:04:19 AM

  7. Jane Lynch as Maggie. An actor known for playing a character who always wears a track suit playing a woman who cant fit into a track suit.

    Posted by: Azgaard | Mar 1, 2012 12:35:08 PM

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