Christina Applegate is currently back in the world of Anchorman shooting The Legend Continues, and now she’s got another comedy up her sleeves, as he is in final talks to join the cast of New Line Cinema’s Vacation reboot, alongside Ed Helms, according to THR.
The story is essentially a hybrid of a sequel and a reboot, with Ed Helms portraying a grown-up Rusty Griswold, who takes his family on a vacation to Walley World, just like his childhood trip portrayed in 1983’s Vacation. Christina Applegate will play Rusty’s wife who may be losing interest in her husband.
Rusty Griswold was portrayed by various different actors in the original franchise, including Anthony Michael Hall in Vacation, Jason Lively in European Vacation, Johnny Galecki in Christmas Vacation, and Ethan Embry in Vegas Vacation. There’s also been talk of Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo returning for the movie, but so far this hasn’t been confirmed.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein will make their directorial debuts with the movie, working from their own screenplay. It isn’t known when shooting will begin.