Saturday Night Live adds James Franco, Kevin Hart and Saoirse Ronan to their host lineup
In addition to the previously-announced Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Saturday Night Live has added James Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) to their hosting lineup. Ronan will make her hosting debut when the show returns to NBC on December 2.
Twenty two-time Grammy Award winners U2 will join Ronan as musical guest, marking the band’s fourth SNL performance and first network TV appearance in support of the legendary band’s 14th album, “Songs of Experience,” out Dec. 1. U2’s North American tour, “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE” kicks off in May.
James Franco will return for a fourth time as host on December 9. Franco, who currently appears in the HBO drama The Deuce, produced, directed and stars in the upcoming film The Disaster Artist, which opens December 1 in limited release and December 8 nationwide.
Accompanying Franco as musical guest will be SZA. Her critically acclaimed album, “Ctrl,” debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.
Comedian Kevin Hart returns to host his third SNL episode on December 16. His upcoming film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, will open December 20 and also stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Hart is also currently headlining his comedy tour, “The Irresponsible Tour.”
Foo Fighters will return for a seventh time as musical guest, tying the record for most SNL appearances by a rock band. Debuting at #1 in the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries, the band’s latest album, “Concrete and Gold,” was released Sept. 15. The Foo’s current world tour continues to sell out stadiums and arenas through 2018.
Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.
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