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Brendan Fraser And Christina Applegate Join Cast For IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Table Read

Photo from Ed Asner Family Center’s Instagram

Brendan Fraser And Christina Applegate Join Cast For IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Table Read

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actors Brendan Fraser and Christina Applegate have been announced as the stars of an upcoming table read of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. 

Fraser will play George Bailey, the role made famous by Jimmy Stewart, while Applegate will play Donna Reed’s Mary Bailey. 

Rounding out the cast are stars like Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, JK Simmons, Jean Smart and Ken Jeong. 

The reading is held by the Ed Asner Family Center. Ticket sales to the table read will go towards the center and its mission: providing a safe environment for families with special needs children.

Movieguide®’s review of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE reads:

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is the Christmas movie classic, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It’s about the struggling owner of a small-town savings and loan company who discovers, with the help of a quirky angel named Clarence, that he’s the richest man in the world. After years of struggling to make ends meet, George Bailey contemplates suicide when his forgetful uncle accidentally misplaces $8,000. George’s family and friends are praying to God for him, however. As a result, God sends a bumbling but lovable angel who happens upon the one thing that will remind George he’s really led a wonderful life.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is arguably the most beloved movie of all time. It’s certainly the most uplifting, rewarding and redemptive movie. It’s also funny, emotionally powerful, psychologically enriching, and beautifully made. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is a pro-life masterpiece by Director Frank Capra, with brilliant performances by Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and a cast of terrific character actors. Slight caution is advised for some false angelology, but the movie honors God in a whimsical, profound, powerful way.

This year’s table read will air live at 5 p.m. PT on Dec. 11.