Jane Curtin, Kim Matula
Live from New York...it's the Saturday Night Live origin story! Academy Award nominee Jason Reitman is taking moviegoers back to the night of SNL's first broadcast with his new Sony Pictures film, SNL 1975. The movie, directed by Reitman, is based on behind-the-scenes accounts of the opening night of the NBC sketch show, which has been a late-night staple since it debuted in 1975. SNL alumni Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase are set to be portrayed in the upcoming movie. Continue reading to find out who will be playing the rest of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players," plus everything else we know about SNL 1975.
When will SNL 1975 be released?
A premiere date has yet to be announced. However, a 2025 release date would coincide with the 50th anniversary of SNL. Check back for updates!
What is SNL 1975 about?
The screenplay is based on a series of interviews conducted by Reitman and Gil Kenan with all of the living cast, writers and crew. The film is said to be the true story of what happened "behind the scenes in the moments leading up to the first broadcast of SNL. The chaos and magic of a revolution that almost wasn’t, as we countdown the minutes in real time to the infamous words, Live From New York, it’s Saturday Night."
Who were the first SNL cast members?
The first Saturday Night Live cast, who were called the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players," consisted of Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, John Belushi and Laraine Newman. According to NBC, Radner was the first SNL performer to be cast.
Who is in the SNL 1975 cast?
New Girl's Lamorne Morris and Teen Wolf's Dylan O’Brien are among the stars who will be portraying the original SNL cast members. Meet the cast of SNL 1975 below:
Lamorne Morris as Garrett Morris
Dylan O’Brien as Dan Aykroyd
Cory Michael Smith as Chevy Chase
Matt Wood as John Belushi
Ella Hunt as Gilda Radner
Emily Fairn as Laraine Newman
Kim Matula as Jane Curtin
The cast also includes Gabriel LaBelle as Lorne Michaels, Cooper Hoffman as Dick Ebersol and Rachel Sennott as Rosie Shuster.
When did Saturday Night Live first premiere?
The Emmy Award-winning series debuted on Oct. 11, 1975.
How many seasons of Saturday Night Live have there been?
The NBC show returned for its 49th season in October of 2023.
Is there a trailer for SNL 1975?
Not yet, but watch this space for details.