By Adam Hetrick
14 Dec 2011
The L.A. Times reports that Rob Reiner will direct the West Coast debut of the play that received its world-premiere staging on Broadway this past September at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
Clooney ("The Descendants," "Syriana") is the first actor to be announced for the L.A. reading. The presentation will reflect revisions to 8 since it debuted in New York.
The case to overturn Prop 8, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, was not televised, and all video documentation has remained under a federal protective order. A judge ruled in September that all trial tapes must be made public. 8 incorporates transcripts from the trial and observations and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families.