SNL 1975 Origin Film Begins Shooting at 30 Rock

30 Rockefeller Plaza underwent something of a time warp Sunday as cameras began rolling on Jason Reitman’s upcoming Saturday Night Live origin film, SNL 1975.

The film’s director and co-writer posted a pair of images to Instagram Monday, including a photo of a clapboard for the film and another of a 70s-era New York checker cab parked outside 30 Rock.

Reitman captioned his post, “the story of opening night.”

Scheduled for release in 2025 to coincide with the show’s 50th anniversary, SNL 1975 is set on the night of October 11, 1975, chronicling the events leading up the show’s very first broadcast.

Recent weeks have seen a slew of cast announcements, with the film set to be led by Gabriel LaBelle (who starred in Steven Spieberg’s The Fabelmans) as Lorne Michaels. Other names attached to the film include Nicholas Braun (playing Jim Henson), Dylan O’Brien (as Dan Aykroyd), and Lamorne Morris (as Garrett Morris).

According to a January casting notice, the film is primarily shooting in Fayetteville, GA, through next month. It’s not clear whether any scenes will be shot in or around the actual Studio 8H, although with SNL dark over the next two weeks and camera crews spotted in the lobby, it’s possible.

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