SNL 1975 is an upcoming film by director Jason Reitman (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Juno) which will chronicle the origins of Saturday Night Live and its premiere in 1975 on NBC. It seems the film is shaping up to have a star-studded cast, as several notable actors are playing the sketch comedy titans.
The castings have slowly rolled out, with the latest round of announcements having arrived on Jan. 30 when Dylan O'Brien, Lamorne Morris, and Cory Michael Smith joined previously announced stars, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So here are side-by-sides of each actor and the SNL legends they're playing:
Dylan O'Brien as original cast member Dan Aykroyd:
New Girl star Lamorne Morris as original cast member Garrett Morris:
May December star Cory Michael Smith as original cast member Chevy Chase:
Newcomer Matt Wood as original cast member John Belushi (who is seen here in a 1976 SNL skit with Candice Bergen):
The Fabelmans star Gabriel LaBelle as SNL creator Lorne Michaels:
Bottoms star Rachel Sennott as original SNL writer and Michaels' ex-wife Rosie Shuster (as seen here in 1979 with Dan Aykroyd):
Licorice Pizza star Cooper Hoffman as NBC exec Dick Ebersol:
Kim Matula as original cast member Jane Curtin:
Emily Fairn as original cast member Laraine Newman:
Finally, Dickinson's Ella Hunt as original cast member Gilda Radner:
This post will be updated as further casting announced for SNL 1975 are revealed.