Movies | November 24, 2020 6:36 pm

Pete Davidson to Play George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” Live Read

Yeah, you read that correctly

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Pete Davidson at the premiere of Netflix's "The Dirt" at ArcLight Hollywood.
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Virtual live readings of beloved movies and TV shows have become somewhat of a quarantine trend, and while some of them have featured some creative casting decisions, this one takes the cake: Pete Davidson — yes, that Pete Davidson, of SNL, The King of Staten Island and briefly-dating-Ariana-Grande fame — will take on the iconic role of George Bailey in a virtual table read of the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

He’ll be joined by Maude Apatow, who will play Violet Bick, along with an all-star cast that includes Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong and Michael Shannon, on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Ed Asner Family Center, which, as Deadline notes, is “dedicated to promoting mental health and enrichment programs to special-needs children and their families.”

“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, the co-founder, president and CEO of The Ed Asner Family Center, said in a statement.

If you’re curious to see how Davidson holds up against Jimmy Stewart’s iconic performance, you can purchase tickets here.

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