There are many, many sequels, prequels and reboots being made of some of our most beloved films, and we almost always initially rebel against their announcements. All it takes is one good bit of casting news to change that skepticism to excitement, though, and we just got that one for the planned “Vacation” reboot/sequel.
Variety is reporting that Ed Helms is in negotiations to play the role of Rusty, who was played by Anthony Michael Hall in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” The movie will follow him taking his own family on a vacation to Wally World, which of course doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. We hope that Helms gets locked down for the part, because it seems like a perfect fit.
This “Vacation” project already has a good pedigree, as John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are both directing and writing it. Daley has written “Horrible Bosses” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” and it seems like he has the skills needed to write a worthy installment in the “Vacation” series. There is apparently also hope that Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo will reprise their roles as Clark Griswold and his wife Ellen. All right, we can get on board with this finally.
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