It has been revealed that Maya Rudolph will lead FOX’s A Christmas Story LIVE! Musical.
Rudolph will play Ralphie Parker’s mother in the telecast.
Based on the short stories of Midwestern humorist Jean Shepherd, the musical is set in the 1940s, when all nine-year-old Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. The film follows Ralphie and his family’s various holiday-themed adventures, which include a terrible trip to visit the department store Santa, his younger brother’s disgusting eating habits (or lack thereof) and his dad’s infatuation with an obnoxious lamp made to look like a woman’s leg.
A Christmas Story will be a three-hour broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
The remaining cast members are set to be announced at a later date.