Jesse Plemons and Sissy Spacek to Star in ‘SNL’ Writer Chris Kelly’s Directorial Debut

chriskellySNL writer Chris Kelly is turning his life into a Hollywood movie. The Wrap reports that Adam and Naomi Scott are producing a film by Kelly with Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and Sissy Spacek set to star. Titled Other People, the film will be Kelly’s directorial debut and serve as an autobiographical look at “a gay Saturday Night Live writer who returns home to Sacramento to be with his mother (Spacek), who is in the final stages of terminal cancer. While home, he struggles to deal with a painful recent breakup and reconcile with his conservative father’s disapproving attitude regarding his sexuality.”

Kelly has been an SNL writer since 2011 and has also worked as a writer-director for Funny or Die as well as a staff writer and director on The Onion News Network. His mother passed away in 2009, but Kelly turned their many memories together into a Tumblr blog called “Reasons I Love My Mother.”

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