New Line Cinema’s long-delayed Vacation sequel-slash-reboot seems to be ready to hit the road. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in talks to join Ed Helms and Christina Applegate in the studios update of writer John Hughes’ classic road trip comedy. Hemsworth will play Rusty’s brother-in-law and Day will cameo as a river-rafting guide. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo will reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold. The new movie follows the now adult Rusty Griswold (Helms) and his wife (Applegate) as they take their family on a road trip similar to the one Rusty and his family took when he was young.
Release Date: TBA
Studio: New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Screenwriter: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
VACATION follows the now adult Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) as he takes his family on a cross-country road trip similar to the one he and his family took when he was young. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) paved the way for the John Hughes movie dynasty of the 1980s. Written by Hughes (who would go on to write, direct, and/or produce The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck, Home Alone) and directed by Harold Ramis (Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Stuart Saves His Family), the first Vacation movie introduced us to the all-American Griswold family: father Clark (Chevy Chase), mother Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), son Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and daughter Audrey (Dana Barron) with former supermodel Christie Brinkley as The Woman in the Ferrari.