Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is reuniting with the cast of 2007 hit movie "Juno" for a live reading of the script to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
The film tells the story of a young teenager named Juno MacGuff who gives up her baby for adoption after an unplanned pregnancy. On April 8, the creators of the film will host the live-read at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles in order to raise funds for the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Garner, who played the adoptive parent of Juno's baby, will be joining an all-female cast who will fill out rest of the roles, even those originally played by men in the film.
Ellen Page, who played the pregnant teenager in the film, will be reprising her role for the live-read.
According to Self, Jason Reitman, the film's director, will be announcing the rest of the cast on Twitter days before the show.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Reitman set the live script reading series aside last year, but he was inspired to bring it back because of the 2016 election. During the campaign period, Donald Trump had stated that he would be willing to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood as long as it continues to perform abortions.
"It occurred to me that I have this show that could be used as a tool to not only raise money for causes that need the help, but could serve as an opportunity for a group like Planned Parenthood to connect with an audience who can be presented with new ideas, or even an action item," Reitman told Entertainment Weekly.
While some pro-lifers claimed that the film had a subliminal pro-life message in its plot, the director wanted the live-reading to clarify that the film was about a woman's ability to choose what happens to her unborn baby.
"If there was any confusion about whether Juno was pro-choice or pro-life, this should settle that. Juno had a choice, and that was the most important part," Reitman said.
Garner, who started attending church with her children last year after starring in the Christian drama "Miracles from Heaven," had campaigned for Hillary Clinton, who was endorsed by Planned Parenthood in the last election.
However, the actress recently expressed her intention to work with Trump to help him fulfill his campaign promises to poor white communities.
"I'm looking forward to helping him make good on what they saw as promises, a mandate from him, that he was going to make their lives better," she said.