Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker…
Nope, this is not an April Fool's gag....
Nope this is not an April Fool’s gag.
Woody Harrelson will take on the role of Archie Bunker alongside Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker in a one-off remake of All in the Family.
The showcase comes via Jimmy Kimmel who will also present The Jeffersons revived in a Live sitcom revival with Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes playing George and Louise Jefferson.
Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic; Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis, and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston. More stars will be named later.
Both shows are the work of legendary Norman Lear who is executive producing along with Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux.
“They have said over and over again that these two shows were meant for the ‘70s and would not work today,” Lear said. “We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ the timelessness of human nature. I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters, and I couldn’t be more grateful for Jimmy Kimmel, Sony and ABC for their collective willingness to conceive and pursue this never-been-done-before event.”
“The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is a testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear,” Kimmel said. “To be a part of this is a dream come true for me and for everyone involved.”
The Live event takes place in May.