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Brad Pitt Joins Star-Studded Cast of 8


The reading will be live-streamed on Saturday via YouTube

The American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact have announced that Pitt will join the star-studded cast--George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, George Takei--of the West Coast premiere reading of Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play, 8, according to The Advocate.

Rob Reiner, the production's director, made the announcement via video, saying that proponents of Prop. 8 have been trying to hide what happened in those courtrooms, but this production exposes all the proceedings.

The event will be live-streamed for free via YouTube this Saturday, beginning at 10:45 p.m. EST (7:45 p.m. PST) and is unprecedented in that regard. "At long last each and every American will be able to see for themselves what happens when prejudice and fear are put on trial in a court of law," AFER board president Chad Griffin said. "For over two years, the antimarriage proponents of Proposition 8 have fought tooth and nail to hide their discriminatory arguments from the American people. But on Saturday night, thanks to YouTube and our incredible cast, people across the nation, from Los Angeles to Little Rock to Baltimore, will get to watch as our Constitution's promise of liberty and equality for all is protected."

The production--sponsored by openly gay director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects and X-Men) takes place Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, and proceeds will benefit the fight for marriage equality at the federal level.
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