Musician Josh Ritter recently released his debut novel Bright’s Passage. To promote the book, Ritter gathered a cast of Hollywood friends, family members and fans to read the first chapter of the novel. Follow the link to see the full twenty-minute video.
The list of orators include Josh Ritter, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Glen Hansard, Charlie Cox, Mary Louise Parker, Bob Ritter, Sue Ritter, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, Scott Hutchison, Zack Hickman, Tift Merritt, Stephen Kellogg, Haley Tanner, Sam Kassirer, Liam Hurley, Lincoln Ritter, Jacob Ritter and Dan John Miller.
In a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ritter talked about the inspiration for his novel: “Several of the songs on [the album] So Runs the World Away are fairly complicated narrative songs, so my first instinct was to try and make Henry Bright’s story into a song. As I thought about it, though, I realized this was my chance to try my hand at a novel…Besides my songs, Bright’s Passage is the first work I’ve I wanted anyone to see.”