Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette to reprise ‘True Romance’ roles at one-off live read event

Actors will revive their characters from the Tarantino-scripted classic in Los Angeles next week

Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are to reprise their roles from classic black comedy film True Romance at a one-off “live read” event in Los Angeles next week.

Slater and Arquette starred as lovers on the run in the coke-fuelled 1993 film, which was written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by the late Tony Scott.

The True Romance “live read” event is being organised by director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air, who told Entertainment Weekly that when he reached out to Slater and Arquette, both actors agreed to take part provided that the other was involved.

Explaining why he has decided to revive True Romance for one night only, Reitman said: “Tarantino was the first punk rock filmmaker of my generation, and True Romance is a film that hit me at the right time when I was thinking about becoming a filmmaker myself. This will be the third of Quentin’s scripts we’ve done. We did Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction and he did his own reading of The Hateful Eight as part of the series.”

The True Romance “live read” event starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette will take place next Wednesday (December 16) at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel.