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Jason Sudeikis and Jean Smart to Star in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Table Read for The Ed Asner Family Center (Exclusive)

Jason Sudeikis and Jean Smart to Star in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Table Read for The Ed Asner Family Center (Exclusive)

Jason Sudeikis will star in a table read of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The “Ted Lasso” Emmy winner will play George Bailey in the holiday classic and his real-life uncle, George Wendt, will appear as Uncle Billy. The cast also includes Jean Smart, Rosario Dawson, Mark Hamill, Martin Sheen, Mandy Patinkin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Phil Lamarr, Ben Mankiewicz, Ron Funches and Ed Harris.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron, the second annual virtual evening will take place Dec. 5 and pay tribute to the late Ed Asner and benefit The Ed Asner Family Center (Teafc), which promotes mental health and enrichment programs for children with special needs and their families. It’s produced in partnership with Turner Classic Movies and sponsored by MeTV.

“My father’s passing has left an indescribable hole in my heart. For our annual fundraising gala this year, I want to honor my father’s legacy as both a

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