Academy Award winner George Clooney will appear in the Los Angeles presentation of Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black's gay marriage docudrama 8, which will take place March 3, 2012, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
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.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact align to present the readings, which will continue to roll out across the country at major venues, colleges and local theatres.
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