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Princess Bride memoir to be written by Cary Elwes

The story behind the making of much-admired cult classic The Princess Bride is to be told in a memoir to be written by the film’s lead actor, Cary Elwes.

As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride apparently arose from Elwes’ enjoyment of a 25th-anniversary reunion for the film at the New York film festival in 2012.

The book will comprise of Elwes’ recollections of his time on the set, along with interviews with key collaborators including Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest and writer William Goldman.

In a statement, Elwes said: “It will be great fun to revisit The Princess Bride and to share my fond memories of the unforgettable experience we all had.”

The Princess Bride was directed by Rob Reiner, and adapted by Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same title. It was released in 1987 to modest success, before finding increasing acclaim for its witty, postmodern take on fairy stories and romance.

As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride will be published in autumn 2014.