(CNN) — Betty White was weeks away from her a hundredth birthday and deliberate an enormous celebration.
White, who died Friday, would have turned 100 on Jan. 17. A film occasion deliberate previous to her loss of life to mark the event will go on as deliberate, based on producers of the movie “Betty White: 100 Years Younger — A Birthday Celebration.”
READ MORE: Beaumont Well being Adjusting Visitation Coverage As COVID Circumstances Rise
“Our hearts mourn right now with the passing of Betty White. Throughout the a few years we labored along with her, we developed an incredible love and admiration for Betty as an individual, and as an achieved entertainer,” movie producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein mentioned in a press release to CNN. “We’re grateful for the various many years of enjoyment she dropped at everybody. Betty at all times mentioned she was the ‘luckiest broad on two ft’ to have had a profession so long as she did. And truthfully, we have been the fortunate ones to have had her for thus lengthy.”
The movie explores White’s profession and follows her day-to-day life, together with her work, entertaining at residence, and her advocacy for animals. It’s set to display screen at 900 theaters nationwide via Fathom Occasions and was initially going to point out dwell footage of White’s precise celebration.
READ MORE: Detroit Faculties Canceling Courses Jan. 3-5 Amid COVID Unfold, Requiring Workers To Get Examined
“We are going to go ahead with our plans to point out the movie on January 17 in hopes our movie will present a means for all who cherished her to have fun her life—and expertise what made her such a nationwide treasure,” Boettcher and Trinklein mentioned.
A star-studded forged of pals together with 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 extra have been initially scheduled to take part.
“Who doesn’t love a celebration?!? This one is gonna be GREAT!” White mentioned in a press release to CNN final week.
MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Police Officers Urge Residents To Keep away from Celebratory Gunfire New 12 months’s Eve
The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable Information Community, Inc., a WarnerMedia Firm. All rights reserved.