The internet is abuzz with the news that Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Rush) and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses , Pacific Rim, The Lego Movie) are currently in negotiations with New Line Cinema to sign on for the reboot-come-remake of cult classic Vacation, which was originally directed by John Hughes.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote the script and will be making their directorial debut with the film.
The premise is that Rusty Griswold, played by Ed Helms (The Hangover), is now grown up and takes his own family on a road trip, just like he and his parents and sister took – and one can only imagine what goes awry. Christina Applegate will play Rusty’s wife.
Original stars Chevy Chase and and Beverly D’Angelo are also set to make cameos in the film, with shooting expected to start in September.
Sources close to Hemsworth say that he has wanted to do comedy for a while, and will play Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman and husband of Rusty’s sister, Audrey, who has yet to be cast. Hemsworth recently wrapped shooting on the Moby Dick-inspired drama In the Heart of the Sea and has The Avengers: Age of Ultron being released May 2015.
Charlie Day will cameo as a river-rafting guide and is a New Line favourite, next to be seen in Horrible Bosses 2 , which is scheduled for a Nov. 26 release.
The new movie is based on the characters created by John Hughes. The script for the 1983 original was based on his own family vacations.