Jason Reitman’s SNL 1975 will explore the origin story of the hit sketch comedy Saturday Night Live, and its ensemble cast is getting bigger by the day. Lamorne Morris, Dylan O’Brien, Cory Michael Smith, and Matt Wood are the latest stars to join this high-profile project.
SNL 1975 will take behind the scenes of the first episode of Saturday Night Live and it will center on a ferocious troupe of young comedians and writers who changed television forever on the faithful night of October 11, 1975.
Morris (New Girl), O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Smith (May December), and Wood (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) are the latest stars to join the star-studded ensemble, and they’ll be playing Garrett Morris, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, and John Belushi, respectively.
The cast of SNL 1975 will also include Gabriel LaBelle as Lorne Michaels, Cooper Hoffman as Dick Ebersol, Rachel Sennott as Rosie Shuster, Ella Hunt as Gilda Radner, Emily Fairn as Laraine Newman, and Kim Matula as Jane Curtin.
In addition to directing the film, Reitman also co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan, drawing inspiration from a series of interviews with all the living cast members, writers, and crew. They’ll also be credited as producers, alongside Jason Blumenfeld, Erica Mills, and Peter Rice.