Jesse Eisenberg to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

57 FEA Jesse Eisenberg
Columbia TriStar

Jesse Eisenberg survived a lengthy audition process with director David Fincher to nab the lead role of Mark Zuckerberg.

Former cast member Dana Carvey also returns; Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park announced as musical guests.

Jesse Eisenberg is set to host Saturday Night Live, NBC announced Friday.

The Social Network star, an Oscar contender in the best actor category, will appear Jan. 29 with musical guest Nicki Minaj. This marks Eisenberg's first appearance on the live sketch show.

In addition, former SNL cast member Dana Carvey will return to Rockefeller Center in New York to lead the Feb. 5 episode. Linkin Park will perform, making it the band’s second appearance.

Gwyneth Paltrow, currently in Country Strong, will host Saturday with Cee-Lo Green.