‘SNL 1975’ Origin Movie Adds Andrew Barth Feldman, Kaia Gerber & Finn Wolfhard To Cast

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Barth Feldman, Kaia Gerber and Finn Wolfhard round out cast of Sony Pictures’ SNL 1975 (working title), which will be directed by Jason Reitman and based on the real-life behind-the-scenes accounts of the opening episode of Saturday Night Live. Reitman and Gil Kenan penned the script.

Gerber is playing Jacqueline Carlin, Wolfhard will play an NBC page, and Feldman is playing Neil Levy.

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On October 11, 1975, a ferocious troupe of young comedians and writers changed television forever. SNL 1975 is the true story of what happened behind the scenes that night in the moments leading up to the first broadcast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. It depicts the chaos and magic of a revolution that almost wasn’t, counting down the minutes in real time to the infamous words, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

The screenplay is based on an extensive series of interviews conducted by Reitman and Kenan with all the living cast members, writers and crew. Reitman, Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Erica Mills and Peter Rice are producing.

This film marks a reunion for Barth Feldman and Sony as the rising star recently co-starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the studios’ No Hard Feelings. He burst onto the scene starring as Evan Hansen in the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen after winning the 2018 Jimmy Awards as a high school sophomore. He was also seen on-screen in the Disney+ hit show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series alongside Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett. He released his debut solo album, Penn Station, on July 14th, 2023.

Gerber most recently starred in Bottoms, a high school sex comedy directed by Emma Seligman for MGM’s Orion Pictures and produced by Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Alison Small for Brownstone Production. She will next appear in Palm Royale, an original comedy series developed by Laura Dern, directed by Tate Taylor, and written by Abe Sylvia. Gerber will star alongside Laura Dern, Kristen Wiig, Carol Burnett, Allison Janney, Leslie Bibb, and Amber Chardae Robinson. Gerber will also star in the upcoming psychological thriller Shell, directed by Max Mighella and starring Elisabeth Moss and Kate Hudson.

Wolfhard, another fan favorite of the studio as he is set to reprise his role in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire for Sony, is best known for his starring role as Mike Wheeler in the global phenomenon Netflix Original Series Stranger Things. He also starred in the blockbuster film It, which is the highest grossing horror film ever.

Wolfhard’s feature film directorial debut Hell of a Summer recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023.

Gerber is repped by CAA, Entertainment360 and Sloan, Offer, Weber & Dern. Wolfhard is repped by CAA, Venture Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein, PC. Barth Feldman is repped by WME and attorney Ryan LeVine.

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