Betty White is turning 100 next month, and she will be celebrating her birthday in a big way -- on the big screen.
The beloved former Golden Girl will be the star of a one-day event on Jan. 17, 2022, when she officially celebrates her centenary. “Betty White: 100 Years Young -- A Birthday Celebration,” is a one-day only theatrical event distributed by Fathom Events, Variety reported.
The movie -- which will be 100 minutes long -- will screen in 900 movie theaters nationwide, beginning at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time, according to Variety. Tickets are available for purchase, according to the Fathom Events website.
The film will take a look at White’s career and peek behind the scenes. It will also probe the star’s relationship with her office staff and her work as an animal advocate, Variety reported.
The guest list for “100 Years Young” will include Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The movie will include clips from some of White’s iconic roles, including Rose on “Golden Girls,” her “Saturday Night Live” hosting stint, her Super Bowl/Snickers commercial, and her role as Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” CNN reported. The movie will also showcase White’s role as the first woman to produce a national television show and the first woman to receive an Emmy nomination, according to the network.
“Who doesn’t love a party?!? This one is gonna be great,” White said in a statement.
“We didn’t want this day to pass without bringing together all the people that love her, from her co-stars and friends to her many millions of fans of all ages, to celebrate her 100th birthday with an entertaining and loving look at what makes Betty a national treasure,” filmmaker Steve Boettcher, who created the movie with Mike Trinklein, said in a statement.
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