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Dane Cook's "Feelin’ A-Live" fundraiser is reuniting Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston for a good cause

[Aug. 18, 2020: Joshua Shavit]



Pitt and Aniston -- who reunited earlier this year at the 2020 SAG Awards and are both nominated at the 2020 Emmys -- have joined the one-night-only virtual live table read of the 1982 rom-com "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," according to a press release.


While Pitt and Aniston were not part of Amy Heckerling’s classic 1982 high-school comedy, a new all-star cast, including Julia Roberts, Jimmy Kimmel, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding and Shia LaBeouf, has assembled to celebrate the film’s 38th anniversary.


But, of course, you couldn’t do it without Sean Penn, who played the loveable stoner in the film, as he’ll also be on hand for the event on Friday.


Hosted by comedian Dane Cook, the “Feelin’ Alive” charity live-reading will raise funds for Penn’s emergency relief nonprofit CORE, supporting at-risk communities amid the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the prison reform organization REFORM Alliance -- which was launched last year by a group including Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Robert Kraft and Michael Rubin.


"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" screenwriter Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling are set to introduce the virtual live table read.


Penn said he will not be reprising his role as Jeff Spicoli (Brad, this is yours for the taking) but was “very confident in the new guy.”

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When can we watch?


Cook's "Feelin' A-Live" virtual live table read of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" takes place Friday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m. ET on Facebook Live and TikTok via CORE’s official Facebook page and TikTok account. It will also stream via LiveXLive.