UPDATE (July 21, 2020): In celebration of the film’s 10th anniversary, the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World came together for a virtual table read for charity, and you can now watch the entire hour-and-a-half-long video above. On top of the table read, the creator of the original comic series Bryan Lee O’Malley also did a series of drawings throughout, which you can have a chance of winning by donating to Water For People. Those interested in donating can head over to the organization’s website now.
ORIGINAL STORY (July 16, 2020): This year marks the 10th anniversary for the massive cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and given the circumstances we find ourselves in right now, the cast and crew have decided to come together and celebrate this occasion with a fundraiser virtual table read. The event will raise money for a charity called Water for People, and star some of the movie’s biggest actors and actresses including Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Ellen Wong, Mae Whitman, Jason Schwartzman, Satya Bhabha, and Brandon Routh. Director Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and the author and artist of the original Scott Pilgrim comic series Bryan Lee O’Malley will also take part.
“When we recorded this earlier in May, the biggest thing on our minds was COVID-19 and quarantine,” says a joint statement from the cast and crew. “We wanted to see each other, revisit the insanity that is Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and do some good by raising money for a cause we care about. So much has changed since then, and so much has not…” the statement added. “As the conversation in the US has shifted to systemic racism, we’ve all been forced to take hard looks at our biases and our bigotry. It’s high time. And we also know that systemic racism isn’t only an American problem. This is a global issue, one that hits the poorest in the world particularly hard. So to address these needs, and help prevent the spread of this or any other pandemic, we’re joining with Water For People. They know how to work with local leaders to build community support and self-sustaining systems so that people have clean water and sanitation solutions.”
The virtual table read will be available over on Entertainment Weekly on July 20, from 1 p.m. EDT.
Elsewhere in entertainment, The Magic School Bus creator Joanna Cole has died.