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TIFF to host ‘Space Jam’ live read during NBA All-Star weekend

“Space Jam” hit theaters in November 1996, which means this year marks the 20th anniversary of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny saving the world from the alien Monstars.

To commemorate the occasion, the Toronto International Film Festival is hosting a live read of the movie during All-Star weekend in Toronto. From TIFF.com:

In celebration of Space Jam’s 20th anniversary and the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on February 14, TIFF Next Wave presents a live read of this Looney Tunes/​​live-action mashup with an exciting lineup of talent from the sports and entertainment worlds. Stay “tooned” via social media for cast announcements!

The show will take place Feb. 13 at the TIFF Bell Lighthouse, according to the organization’s web site.

It will be interesting to see who ends up playing each part. Getting to read MJ’s lines would be quite an honor, but it might also be fun to be Lola or Foghorn Leghorn, so we’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, here are some “Space Jam” videos to occupy your next 15 minutes.

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Alex Putterman

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