S. Nicole Lane
Updated Mar 19, 2017 @ 10:18 am
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We can’t believe it’s been a decade, but Juno is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, and doing it in grand fashion — with a live, on-stage reenactment of the film. And even better than that? The cast will be 100% female. Yeah. That’s happening. Get excited.

Plus, the one-night-only live performance, happening in Los Angeles on April 8th, is a fundraiser, with the money raised going directly to Planned Parenthood. Can you say girl power?!

Both Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page will be participating in the performance, but Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, and J.K. Simmons will be absent from the line up, obviously. Instead, women will fill those roles.

The film’s Oscar-winning director, Jason Reitman, told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview, “Like many other people, I felt like I wanted to do something. I wanted to find a way to contribute to the causes that have never felt more important.”

We can’t think of a more appropriate cultural and political moment for this project!

Interestingly, many anti-abortion advocates tout Juno as a “pro-life” film. But, says Reitman, “If there was any confusion about whether Juno was pro-choice or pro-life, this [Planned Parenthood benefit show] should settle that.” He adds, “Juno had a choice, and that was the most important part.”

The Juno reading will take place at Ace Theater in Los Angeles on April 8th, with tickets starting at $25. The full cast will be announced on Reitman’s Twitter prior to the event.