Will Ferrell, who starred as Buddy, an elf who makes the long journey from the North Pole to New York City to find his birth father, will be joined by many cast members from the 2003 film. This includes Zooey Deschanel, who played Jovie, Buddy's love interest, Bob Newhart aka Papa Elf, Buddy's adoptive father and Edward Asner, who portrayed Santa Claus.
Mary Steenburgen, who played Buddy's step-mother (of sorts) Emily, and Amy Sedaris (Deb), Andy Richter (Morris), Kyle Gass (Eugene) who all played employees at the same children's book where Buddy's birth father, Walter (played in the original film by James Caan) works.
The cast will also be joined by John Lithgow, Danny Woodburn, Jon Favreau (the movie's screenwriter), Ed Helms, Busy Philipps and Matt Walsh who will conduct the live table read of the film, hosted by comedian Ashley Nicole Black.
The reunion will raise money for the Georgia Democratic Party, in order to support Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Senate runoff elections on 5 January, Variety reports. If Ossoff and Warnock are elected, the Senate will have a Democratic majority.
Zooey tweeted her excitement for the reunion on Twitter. She said: "If I were any more excited to be in the #ElfForGeorgia reunion I might explode into a burst of snowflakes," we can totally relate, Zooey.
"Join me, Will Ferrell, and many other amazing people from the original cast along with some special guests for our live reading!"
If I were any more excited to be in the #ElfForGeorgia reunion I might explode into a burst of snowflakes. Join me, Will Ferrell, and many other amazing people from the original cast along with some special guests for our live reading! All donations go to support GA dems :snowflake::christmas_tree:
- zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) December 10, 2020
Will this mean we'll get a live version of Buddy and Jovie's rendition of 'Baby It's Cold Outside'?!
The Office actor Ed Helms, who will be a special guest at the live table read, also tweeted about the upcoming fundraiser.
"When they asked me to be a part of #ElfForGeorgia I couldn't believe it!" Helms wrote.
When they asked me to be a part of #ElfForGeorgia I couldn't believe it! It's one of the best holiday movies ever and proceeds go to benefit Dems in my home state.
See me join the Elf cast live Sunday 12/13 @ 4pm ET: https://t.co/UaG2tjwVcU
- Egg Helms (@edhelms) December 10, 2020
"It's one of the best holiday movies ever and proceeds go to benefit Dems in my home state."
We're already smiling, smiling's our favourite!
The Elf live table read will take place online on 13 December 2020 at 4pm EST. You can RSVP here. Please note, you must be a U.S. citizen to donate to the fundraiser.
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