Even though it has seemed close to going into production, back in April 2013 New Line put an indefinite delay on its long-planned reboot of the Vacation franchise. However now it seems it’s getting back on track, with THR reporting that Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in talks to star.
Ed Helms is still onboard to play Rusty Griswold, the adult son of Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold from the original Vacation movies. As you might expect, the new film involves another vacation, this time involving Rusty and his wife (Christina Applegate).
Hemsworth will apparently play the boyfriend of Rusty’s sister Audrey, with Charlie Day as a river raft touring guide.
Last year both Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo were both signed on to reprise their roles as the older Griswolds, but it’s not clear if they’re still involved.
It seems the film will start shooting fairly soon, with Hemsworth squeezing it in between Avengers: Age Of Ultron and The Huntsman, which is due to start shooting in early 2015.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are set to direct, working from their own script.