Jason Reitman to Direct a Movie About the First Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Now here’s an interesting mix of content and creator. Jason Reitman, having turned over directing duties for the Ghostbusters sequel to co-writer Gil Kenan, has found a new project. Not only is he choosing a fascinating subject for his next movie, it’s a television institution that no doubt will put it on the radar of many.

According to Deadline, Reitman is set to direct a film about the opening night in 1975 for Saturday Night Live, with the screenplay being done by him and Kenan. They’ve been doing research and talking to the principle players, so it should be at least somewhat fact-based. While it won’t be a documentary, this kind of historical fiction, mixed with classic pop culture, could be right up his alley.

Source: Deadline


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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