Cary Elwes, best known as Westley in The Princess Bride, was bitten by a rattlesnake over the weekend while doing yard work outside his Malibu home and had to be airlifted to the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center.

Elwes clearly doesn’t have the animal-bashing skills his Princess Bride character displayed when he dispatched the Rodents Of Unusual Size in the Fire Swamp, but he is expected to make a full recovery from the bite.

As well as working extensively as a voice actor and penning the screenplay for the 2016 film Elvis & Nixon, Elwes’ next big film roles are set to be in Mission Impossible: 7, and an all-new new science fiction adventure film from Zack Snyder which has the name Rebel Moon.

Rebel Moon, which also stars Sofia BoutellaCharlie HunnamRay Fisher and Djimon Honsou, began filming this week with Snyder sharing some exciting photos from the set.


A week of entertainment news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

Leave a comment

Read more about: