It is a tradition in many homes to see Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey running through the fictional town of Bedford Falls, and to be reminded of all the parts that make his life wonderful.
You may never have thought there would be a remake of the beloved classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But never say never, especially in 2020.
Deadline is reporting a table read of the film will be staged for charity, with Pete Davidson in the lead role made famous by Stewart.
Joining Davidson are Maude Apatow, Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong and Michael Shannon.
The show will air Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT.
The Ed Asner Family Center was founded to help special needs children and their families through enrichment programs.
The original “It’s a Wonderful Life” earned five Academy Awards nominations after its 1946 theatrical release, according to Us Magazine.
In 1990, the film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant,” the magazine reported.
In the film Bailey contemplates killing himself after financial troubles hit his savings and loan business. A guardian angel, named Clarence, shows Bailey how many lives he had changed for the good, and how bad the entire town would have been if he were never born.
Davidson has admitted that he had a mental breakdown after he broke up with star singer Ariana Grande.
In a tweet from Dec. 2018 he said he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore,” which had his former girlfriend show up at the “Saturday Night Live” studios making sure he was OK. The tweet also started a wellness check by New York City Police, ABC News reported at the time.
Davidson also said he is between either bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, and depression, The Los Angeles Times reported.
“My rock bottom is when people are scared of my life and I have to go away [to rehab], and then I have to bring myself back up again. So I think I’ve hit it a few times. As long as you’re around good, supportive people and if you’re strong, you can get out of it,” Davidson told the Times earlier this year.
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