14.5 C
Houston
Monday, January 18, 2021

‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson cast as George Bailey in modern table read of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

George Bailey has been recast!

Jimmy Stewart’s iconic character from “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be played by “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson in an upcoming, one-night-only virtual celebrity table read of the 1964 Christmas classic for charity, Deadline reported. Davidson will be joined by Maude Apatow, his co-star from the semi-autobiographical comedy “The King of Staten Island,” who will take on the role of Violet Bick, originally played by Gloria Graham. Other members of the star-studded cast include Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong, and Michael Shannon.

The event, hosted by the Ed Asner Family Center, will be live streamed over Zoom on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 5:00 p.m. PT.

“We are so thrilled to have Pete reenact the role of George in It’s a Wonderful Life with his talented wit and clever vocalizations. And we look forward to having Maude join the cast as Violet with her creative flair. Please join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to snuggle up on your couch and experience this all-star cast virtual table read from the comfort of your own home, while helping to raise money for The Ed Asner Family Center. It will be a very meaningful night!” Matthew Asner, co-founder/president/CEO of The Ed Asner Family Center, said.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, having been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It’s been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made and in 1990 was determined “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Davidson will play George Bailey, a charitable and self-sacrificing man who gave up his own dreams to help others. Bailey’s imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of Clarence Odbody, originally played by Henry Travers, a guardian angel who must earn his wings by helping Bailey.

Clarence shows George how his sacrifices have improved the lives of others and how horrible life would be for his wife Mary and for his community had he never been born.

Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Ed Asner Family Center, which promotes mental health and enrichment programs for special needs children and their families. Advance tickets are available at EdAsnerFamilyCenter.org, ranging from $50 to $250.

“Autism and special needs touches all of us personally,” said Navah Paskowitz-Asner, co-founder. “By gifting tickets to the table read, people are giving their friends and family that unique, once in a lifetime gift that everyone is searching for…an experience they can share together that will be unforgettable while helping scores of families living with special needs.”



TheBlaze

Latest news

Conservatives Should Learn From The Left

Authored by Heather Higgins via RealClearPolitics.com,As the political right struggles to regroup after the horrible events at the U.S. Capitol, it should learn from...

Whole Foods CEO Suggests Americans Wouldn’t Need Healthcare If They Ate Better 

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said Americans would not need healthcare if they ate better and lived healthier lives. "I mean, honestly, we talk about...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Calls Ted Cruz a ‘Traitor’ to America

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a “traitor to your country,” claiming without evidence that the senator...

‘Technical Difficulties’: Parler is BACK… kind of. And they have a MESSAGE.

Parler has become the standard and symbol of the Big Tech Purge, having been the first major victim of the monopolistic collusion on the...

Related news

Conservatives Should Learn From The Left

Authored by Heather Higgins via RealClearPolitics.com,As the political right struggles to regroup after the horrible events at the U.S. Capitol, it should learn from...

Whole Foods CEO Suggests Americans Wouldn’t Need Healthcare If They Ate Better 

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said Americans would not need healthcare if they ate better and lived healthier lives. "I mean, honestly, we talk about...

‘Technical Difficulties’: Parler is BACK… kind of. And they have a MESSAGE.

Parler has become the standard and symbol of the Big Tech Purge, having been the first major victim of the monopolistic collusion on the...

Twitter suspends account of Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene

Twitter suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). The social media company temporarily banned the Republican congresswoman for allegedly spreading misinformation. Greene...

The Five Most Obvious Acts of Fraud in the 2020 Election

For months now, since Election night on November 3rd, The Gateway Pundit has been exposing the massive and unprecedented fraud in the 2020 presidential...

Russia Advances In The Field Of Autonomous Combat Robotic Platforms

Via South Front.org,Russia has been testing autonomous combat robotic platforms.The experimental robotic platform “Marker” completed a trek of approximately 30 kilometers, entirely in autonomous...

DC Pedestrians View Inaugural Lockdown With Sadness and Dismay

WASHINGTON—Very few cars were seen on the streets in the center of D.C. on Sunday morning, and only a few pedestrians, runners, and bikers...

There’s Now A 12 Minute $175 Chopper Ride From Westchester Or Greenwich To Manhattan

The irony of New York City getting new helicopter travel options is that the traffic these rides once sought to avoid has thinned out...