‘SNL 1975’ origin movie adds Nicholas Braun, Tommy Dewey and more to cast

The film, based on real-life accounts of the inaugural episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’, is poised to capture the chaos and magic behind the scenes in October 1975

Updated - March 08, 2024 03:55 pm IST

Published - March 08, 2024 03:54 pm IST

The cast of Saturday Night Live, 1975

The cast of Saturday Night Live, 1975

In a nostalgic nod to television history, Nicholas Braun, Tommy Dewey, and Nicholas Podany are set to star in Sony Pictures’ SNL 1975, helmed by director Jason Reitman.

Best known for his role as Cousin Greg in HBO’s Succession, Braun steps into the shoes of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, while Dewey takes on the role of the enigmatic Michael O’Donoghue, and Podany portrays the iconic Billy Crystal.

According to Deadline, the screenplay, penned by Reitman and Gil Kenan, looks to unveil the untold stories leading up to the historic broadcast, culminating in the iconic phrase, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

Drawing from extensive interviews with surviving cast members, writers, and crew, the production aims to authentically recreate the atmosphere of that groundbreaking night. Behind the scenes, Reitman, Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Erica Mills, and Peter Rice are at the helm as producers.

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