Actors Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are reportedly negotiating to star in New Line’s reboot-slash-remake to the classic 1980s comedy ‘Vacation’, which starred Chevy Chase.
The original, written by John Hughes, based on his short story ‘Vacation ’58’, is a fictionalised account of his own family’s ill-fated trip to Disneyland when Hughes was a boy. Chase played Clark Griswold, who plans a holiday with his wife and kids.
The new movie sees actor Ed Helms starring as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold, who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he and his parents and sister took when he was young.
Hemsworth, 31, will reportedly play Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman and the husband of Rusty’s sister, Audrey. Day, 38, will cameo as a river-rafting guide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Christina Applegate is on board as Rusty’s wife. Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are to make cameos in the movie, which begins shooting in September after having been delayed.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are making their directorial debut with the film. Chris Bender of Benderspink and David Dobkin are producing. Jeff Kleeman is the executive producer.