Cary Elwes Planning A Memoir About ‘The Princess Bride’
Cary Elwes is turning his most famous role into a book.
The actor announced that he’s planning a memoir based on his role in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride, which will include sections written by other cast members. The book, titled As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride, will be published by Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone in fall 2014.
Cary Elwes said he inspired to write the book after a cast reunion at last year’s New York Film Festival.
“It was a joy to work on such a magical film with an amazing cast of talented actors and friends,” Elwes said in a statement. “It will be great fun to revisit The Princess Bride and to share my fond memories of the unforgettable experience we all had.”
The book will meet an eager audience. It was ranked on the list of “100 Greatest Love Stories” by the American Film Institute, and is still loved by many fans today.
Joe Layden will co-write the book with Cary Elwes, and director Rob Reiner has signed on to write the foreword.
It could be a big year for The Princess Bride. Earlier this month it was announced that Disney Theatrical is adapting the much-loved movie into a play.
It has not yet been determined whether the stage adaptation will be a play or a musical. Variety reported that this adaptation will be different than a previous attempt to bring The Princess Bride to the stage in 1987. After 20 years of negotiations, that effort was killed in 2007 due to a disagreement between composer Adam Guettel and William Goldman, who wrote the original 1973 novel and later penned the screenplay for the movie.
In the book, Cary Elwes will give his behind-the-scenes memories of The Princess Bride. It will also include interviews from other actors, including Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Carol Kane,Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, and writer William Goldman.