Cary Elwes, 'Princess Bride' Actor Writing Memoir About Movie [VIDEO]


25 years after the movie came into theaters and began its quest to steal the hearts of generations to come; the lead actor from The Princess Bride is planning to write a memoir about making the beloved film.

Cary Elwes, who portrayed Westley in the film, has struck a deal with Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, to release a memoir about what it was like to make the Rob Reiner directed fairy tale with a comedic twist, USA Today reports.

The book, which will be titled As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride, will be released in fall 2014.

Elwes will not be the only member of the cast to contribute to the book. Reiner is set to include a foreword, while interviews with Billy Crystal (Miracle Max), Robin Wright (Buttercup), and others from the 1987 film will be included.

The film told the very complicated love story of Westley, a poor servant boy, and Buttercup, a beautiful woman, as they are forced to put up with kidnapping plots and the mischievous doings of Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), who intends to make Buttercup his bride. It is all told through a grandfather (Peter Falk), reading a book to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

The film also starred Christopher Guest as Count Tyrone Rugen, Wallace Shawn as Vizzini, Andre the Giant as Fezzik, and Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya. It was also nominated for an Oscar in 1988 for Best Original Song for the song Storybook Love.

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