Ghostbusters Afterlife director Jason Reitman is reuniting with Sony Pictures to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the premiere night on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”. Deadline says Reitman is attached to direct an untitled original screenplay that he’ll co-write with Gil Kenan.
“The film will be set on October 11, 1975, where a ferocious troupe of young comedians and writers changed television forever. This is the true story of what happened that night behind the scenes in the moments leading up to the first SNL broadcast, retelling chaos and magic of a revolution that almost wasn’t, counting down the minutes in real time to the infamous words, “Live From New York, it’s Saturday Night.””
The screenplay, says the trade, is based on an extensive series of interviews conducted by Reitman and Kenan with all the living cast, writers and crew.