"Juno" Is Celebrating Its 10-Year Anniversary With a Live Performance By an All-Female Cast to Benefit Planned Parenthood
It's been ten years since the premiere of "Juno," the Oscar-winning film for best original screenplay.
To celebrate its anniversary, a live, on-stage reenactment with an all-female cast will be performed in Los Angeles on April 8.
But that's not all. The one-night only performance will act as a fundraiser that will directly benefit Planned Parenthood. Tickets start at $25.
"Like many other people, I felt like I wanted to do something. I wanted to find a way to contribute to the causes that have never felt more important," Jason Reitman, the film's director told Entertainment Weekly. "It occurred to me that I have this show that could be used as a tool to not only raise money for causes that need the help, but could serve as an opportunity for a group like Planned Parenthood to connect with an audience who can be presented with new ideas, or even an action item."
Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page are confirmed for the performance. The full cast is said to be announced on Reitman's Twitter before the event.
Meanwhile, while many anti-abortion advocates continue to praise "Juno" as a "pro-life" film, Reitman set the record straight.
"If there was any confusion about whether Juno was pro-choice or pro-life, this [Planned Parenthood benefit show] should settle that," he said. "'Juno' had a choice, and that was the most important part."
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