It’s a Wonderful Life is coming back with a new cast! New actors are coming back for a virtual table script read to benefit the nonprofit Ed Asner Family Center. Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson has big shoes to fill as the role of George Bailey was originally played by Jimmy Stewart. He will read as George alongside actress Maude Apatow as Violet Bick.
Other stars will include Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, B.D. Wong, Michael Shannon, and other surprise guests! Can you guess who the guests might be?
Watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ table read for charity
The Ed Asner Family Center helps people with mental health issues and special needs. It also helps families of individuals. A press release said, “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.”
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It continued, “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… It will be a very meaningful night! The table read will livestream at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 13.”
In conclusion, to get excited for the table read, watch a scene from the original 1946 film below: