Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are negotiating for roles in New Line’s reboot of the popular Vacation film franchise. Chevy Chase and Beverley D’Angelo, who starred in the originalVacation films as Clark and Ellen Griswold, are set to reappear in this picture, which follows the comical misadventures of the couple’s now adult son Rusty as he takes his own family on a trip.
Ed Helms will star as Rusty and Christina Applegate as his wife. Hemsworth will be cast as Rusty’s brother-in-law, successful anchorman Stone Crandall, who is married to Rusty’s sister Audrey. This looks like a perfect opportunity for Hemsworth, who is reportedly anxious to do a comedy, to branch out into the genre. The role of Audrey has not yet been cast. Day, whose recent work includes the comedy Horrible Bosses, is cast as a river raft guide.
Helms is known for his comic roles in The Hangover trilogy and the TV series, The Office. Hemsworth is best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Universe of movies.
No release date has been set for Vacation, which is being written and directed by filmmaking partners John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, whose notable collaborations include Horrible Bosses. John Hughes wrote the original 1983 film based on his own family vacations.