Pete Davidson (SNL) and Maude Apatow (Euphoria) are reteaming after working side by side on The King of Staten Island to participate in Ed Asner’s one night virtual table read event of It’s a Wonderful Life. Davidson will play the iconic role of George Bailey, and Apatow will portray Violet Bick. They join already cast Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong, and Michael Shannon.
Matthew Asner, Co-Founder/President/CEO of The Ed Asner Family Center, said of the casting news and event:
“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!”
The table read will be hosted by Tom Bergeron and directed by Victor Nelli. The event will benefit The Ed Asner Family Center, dedicated to promoting mental health and enrichment programs to special needs children and their families. This sounds like it will be a really fun holiday event to check out, with a great cast and a great cause. Tickets are available at edasnerfamilycenter.org, and it will take place on Sunday, December 13, 2020, 5:00 PM PT.