Pete Davidson to star in revamped version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’


Pete Davidson is stepping into Jimmy Stewart’s iconic shoes.

The “Saturday Night Live” star has been tapped to play George Bailey in a revamped version of the 1946 holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” reported the New York Post.

Davidson will reunite with his “King of Staten Island” co-star Maud Apatow, who will play Bailey’s wife Violet Bick.

The duo will be joined by an all-star cast including Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong and Michael Shannon for the virtual table read of the Frank Capra film.

The event is a charity benefit for the Ed Asner Family Center, which provides enrichment programs for children with special needs 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,” said Matthew Asner, co-founder of the Ed Asner Family Center, in a statement.

“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 virtual reading is set for Sunday, December 13th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.

Those wanting to re-watch the original film should set their alarms, as the USA network is scheduled to screen “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 5 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, reported the Chicago Sun Times.

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