The reimagining, which will be broken into Quibi’s 10-minutes-or-less segments, was filmed at home by its stars while in quarantine and will begin airing Monday, Vanity Fair reported.
The program is set to raise funds for the World Central Kitchen, which has provided food relief amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The week that the stay-at-home order came through in California, I just woke up one of the first mornings, I think like most people did, feeling as though, All right, I need to be able to do something of value,” filmmaker Jason Reitman told the outlet. “I just thought, Can we remake an entire movie at home? And, I had seen that a fan-made ‘Star Wars’ had been done. I just started reaching out to actors I knew, saying, ‘Is this something you’d want to do?’ And, the response was kind of immediate and fast. It was like, ‘Oh — that sounds like fun.’”
The outlet stated that the remake “utilizes absurd household props and back-of-the-closet costumes, and deploys multiple castings of the same roles to show that in a true fantasy, anyone can play anything.”