Remember that brief time in January when Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunited at the SAG Awards and it seemed like 2020 was going to be a great year? (Ha.) Perhaps the former couple—and current good friends—looked deep inside and thought, I bet everyone could use a smile.
Okay, so I don't think it exactly went down like that, but Pitt and Aniston are reuniting for a good cause. On Friday, August 21, they were scheduled to pay tribute to the 38th anniversary of ’80s fave Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but the event has since been postponed due to technical difficulties. Per a press release, a new date and time will be announced shortly. “We want to deliver the absolute best night of entertainment possible and raise money for two incredible organizations,” producer Dane Cook said in a statement. "The technical issues were insurmountable. Class will be back in session soon!!”
Neither Pitt nor Aniston were in the movie in the ’80s, but they will be joined by Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, and Julia Roberts for a live “must-see, unrehearsed, anything-goes” table read of the 1982 film. (The movie originally starred Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, and Judge Reinhold, among others.)
This will be the first time Aniston and Pitt have been together publicly since they were spotted at several post-Oscar parties in February. While the event is virtual, we're sure die-hard Pitt and Aniston fans will be hanging on to every interaction.
So what else do we know about the reunion? And where can you watch? Details, below.
When and how to watch: Originally scheduled for Friday, August 21, at 8 p.m. E.T./5 p.m. P.T. on Facebook Live and TikTok via Sean Penn's emergency relief nonprofit CORE's social media pages, the event has been delayed because of technical difficulties and will be rescheduled. When it is, it will also stream via LiveXLive. The official hashtag for the event is #FastTimesLive.
Why: To raise money for CORE as well as Reform Alliance. CORE is the humanitarian organization cofounded by Sean Penn and CEO Ann Lee. The nonprofit is helping to provide COVID-19 testing and relief services in the United States. Reform Alliance focuses on passing laws to reform the criminal justice system and protecting the incarcerated population from the spread of COVID-19.
The cast: Aside from Sean Penn, no one else from the original Fast Times cast has been announced yet. However, Fast Times director Amy Heckerling (Clueless) and screenwriter Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire) will make a special introduction before handing things over to the cast. Speaking of, according to the press release, viewers won't find out which characters everyone will be playing until the actual event.
We'll update this post as more information becomes available.
Originally Appeared on Glamour