Ever since the idea of a Vacation reboot/sequel surfaced, there’s been talk of Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo joining, once more playing Clark and Ellen Grisworld. Now, with Ed Helms and Christina Applegate officially attached as Clark’s son Rusty Griswold and his wife, the original actors have entered talks to reprise their roles as Griswold grandparents in the movie, according to Variety.
Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, who takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and children on their first road trip family vacation, which we’re presuming will be as eventful as the ones he went on as a kid. Along the way, they make a pit stop to see Rusty’s mom and dad, Clark and Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo).
Chase and D’Angelo starred as the Griswold parents in 1983’s Vacation, 1985’s European Vacation, 1989’s Christmas Vacation, and 1997’s Vegas Vacation. They also starred in a recent series of Old Navy commercials, along with all of the actors who played their children throughout the franchise.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are making their directorial debuts on the project, working from their own screenplay.