• Ellen Page and Hannah Gadsby will be sharing the stage for charity. (Getty Images)
The pair will join other LGBTIQ+ stars for a live script reading, raising money for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

13 Dec 2018 - 9:21 AM  UPDATED 13 Dec 2018 - 9:21 AM

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby's US takeover continues this week, with the Tassie-born star set to take the stage with actor Ellen Page.

The pair will be featuring in a "queer reimagining" of classic 1942 movie Casablanca, reading the script live on stage in Los Angeles.

While the original film won three Oscars, including Outstanding Motion Picture and Best Screenplay, we suspect a queer version would be more in line with the times - and it's for a good cause!

The reading's director Jason Reitman said in a statement: "All proceeds to benefit LGBTQI grassroots activists through Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, which supports the bravest and most radical organisations fighting for change".

The gig comes amidst rumours  that Gadsby is on a list of considered replacements for Oscars host, after Kevin Hart stepped away from the job following ongoing controversy around a series of old homophobic tweets.

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