'SNL 1975' Adds Willem Dafoe to Star-Studded Ensemble
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The upcoming movie about the first-ever episode of NBC's iconic sketch show 'Saturday Night Live' has confirmed the 'Poor Things' actor as the latest addition to its starry ensemble.

AceShowbiz - Based on true events, "SNL 1975" tells the behind-the-scenes story of the launch of NBC's iconic sketch comedy show, "Saturday Night Live." Directed by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the film has assembled a star-studded cast to portray the legendary comedians and figures involved.

One of the latest additions to the ensemble is Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe, who will play David Tebet, VP Talent Relations at NBC when "SNL" premiered. Dafoe joins a cast that includes Dylan O'Brien as Dan Aykroyd, Finn Wolfhard, and Rachel Sennott, among others.

The film will recount the chaos and magic leading up to the first broadcast of "SNL" on October 11, 1975. The screenplay is based on extensive interviews with surviving cast members, writers, and crew, providing an authentic look at the revolution that changed television forever.

Dafoe's casting adds to his impressive resume of over 150 film credits spanning nearly 45 years. He has received four Oscar nominations, including Best Actor for "Eternity's Gate" and Best Supporting Actor for "The Florida Project," "Shadow of the Vampire," and "Platoon."

With a star-studded cast and a compelling story, "SNL 1975" is poised to offer a captivating look at the origins of a comedy institution that has entertained generations of viewers.

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