Disney recently announced that William Goldman's cult classic film The Princess Bride is headed to the stage, and because the Mouse House is behind a few of Broadway's biggest hits, we can't wait to see what they do with the story of Buttercup, Westley, Inigo Montoya, Prince Humperdinck, Vizzini, Fezzik and more! Broadway.com reached out to our readers to find out who they would like cast in the role of brave and beloved farm boy Westley. The votes are in! Find out which Broadway vets fans hope head to lands of Florin and Guilder.
1. Aaron Tveit - 34%
Tveit already played the wild and beautiful Enjolras in the Les Miserables film and lead the insurrection at the barricade—so it's easy to imagine him wielding another sword to fight for the love of his life. The heartthrob has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can, and has made TV audiences swoon on Graceland and Gossip Girl.
2. Corey Cott - 18%
He's the king of New York, after all! Cott is a pro at playing the witty, street smart and rebellious Jack Kelly in Newsies, so he would have no trouble channeling the natural-born leader energy required to pull off Westley. If he can lead the NYC newsboys strike of 1899, then he can assuredly lead Inigo and Fezzik into Humperdinck's castle to stop the wedding.
3. Justin Matthew Sargent - 15%
As your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Sargent rescues Mary Jane Watson from atop the Chrysler Building and from Arachne's cocoon eight times a week, so battling every terror in the Fire Swamp should be a breeze for the former Rock of Ages and Bonnie & Clyde star. Also, if anyone can make a cadaverous Westley still seem pretty hot—it's definitely JMS.