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Casting: Chris Hemsworth Goes On 'Vacation,' Steve Carell Joins 'Looney Tunes' & 'Freeheld' And More

27 August 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, here's a name we didn't expect to see in the "Vacation" reboot: Chris Hemsworth. Yep, Thor is throwing down the hammer, joining the comedy that stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, along with Charlie DaySkyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins, who were also recently added. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will make cameos, too, and the movie follows "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." John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("The Incredible Burt Wonderstone") wrote the script and will direct. [THR/Variety] Steve Carell is keeping busy as an Oscar campaign surely builds for his turn in "Foxcatcher." Firstly, he'll be in the brewing Looney Tunes movie being penned by "X-Men: First Class" writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz , with "Crazy Stupid Love" directors Glenn Ficarra and »

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'Vacation' Reboot Casts Sons of Rusty Griswold

26 August 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after adding Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to the cast of their Vacation reboot, New Line Cinema has brought on Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins to play the sons of Rusty Grisworld (Ed Helms).

John Francis Daley, who makes his directorial debut alongside his filmmaking partner Jonathan M. Goldstein, had this to say in a statement about finding these young actors after a nationwide casting search.

"The Griswolds are an iconic movie family and we knew we needed stellar actors to play the kids of the next generation. After a nationwide search, we found them in Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins."

Jonathan M. Goldstein also added the following statement about the new cast members.

"And it also doesn't hurt that their names are Skyler and Steele. Those are pretty badass names."

The plot centers on Rusty, who decides to surprise his wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and their »

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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day Are Taking a Little ‘Vacation’ Together

26 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Sometimes it’s scary how much people wind up being just like their parents. They try to fight it, but there they are, 30-something years later, dragging their own kids in the trusty family car down the same winding roads that they once had to travel on some wacky adventure. You’d think Rusty Griswold would have learned some lessons back in the ’80s after just a few failed family bonding attempts, but the long-gestating reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation is still underway, with a couple new faces now added to the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter: Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day. In the new incarnation of Vacation, written and directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, Rusty (Ed Helms) is all grown up and taking his own family (including wife Christina Applegate) on a whirlwind road trip that way or may not have an end goal of visiting Walley World. You »

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Movie News: 'Jurassic World' Honors Richard Attenborough (Photo); Chris Hemsworth Ready for 'Vacation'

26 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Jurassic World: Director Colin Trevorrow shared a new image from Jurrassic World via social media, in honor of actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough, who passed away last weekend. Attenborough, of course, played industrialist John Hammond in both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and the photo, with the simple caption "In Memoriam," shows a statue of the character that reportedly appears in Trevorrow's new film, due for release on June 12, 2015. [Twitter]   Vacation: Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) is in negotiations to appear in Vacation, the upcoming new installment in the series that began in 1983. Ed Helms is set to star as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up version of the teenage boy first played by Anthony Michael Hall; Hemsworth would...

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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day in Talks to Star in Vacation Reboot

26 August 2014 8:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A reboot/remake of the classic 1980s comedy series starring Chevy Chase is on the way, and it has been revealed that New Line are now in talks with Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Charlie Day (Pacific Rim) for roles in the project (which will seemingly serve as a very loose sequel as well).

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote the script and will also make their directorial debut.

Ed Helms (The Hangover) is set to play Rusty Griswold, the son of the original series’ lead Clark Griswold (played by Chase). Vacation will see Rusty take his family on a road trip just the like one he took with his sister and parents as a younger. Christina Applegate (Anchorman) is attached to play his wife.

Both Chase and Beverly D’Angelo will cameo in the Vacation reboot, giving it a tie to the original. Hemworth – who it »

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Chris Hemsworth And Charlie Day Will Take A Vacation For New Line

26 August 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day have signed on to star in New Line’s “reboot-slash-remake” of Vacation, the 1980s comedy series led by Chevy Chase. With a script by Day’s Horrible Bosses scribes, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (who will also be making their directorial debut with the film), things certainly seem promising for the project.

Already set to star is Ed Helms, who will be taking on the role of Rusty Griswold (Clark Griswold’s son). Though plot details are scarce, from what we know, apparently Rusty will be looking to take his family (which includes Christina Applegate as his wife) on a road trip. As for Hemsworth and Day, the Thor actor will be playing Rusty’s brother-in-law, Stone Crandall, while the latter will be making a small cameo as a “river-rafting guide.”

Shooting on Vacation is set to get underway in September, »

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Hemsworth and Day Are Going On 'Vacation'

26 August 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like the series reboot of the Vacation series is inching towards production. The film, which would continue the story of the Griswold family's misadventures while on vacation, will star Ed Helms as a grown-up Rusty. It will also star Christina Applegate as his wife, and will be featuring original series stars- Clark & Ellen, themselves- Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in cameo appearances. The Horrible Bosses duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will be making their directorial debut with the film. But we've known all that for quite some time. We also know that the production has been delayed.

But now, in anticipation of a hopeful September start time for filming, we've got some new casting news courtesy of THR. The outlet is reporting that Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Bosses star Charlie Day have signed on for roles in the movie.

Hemsworth will play Stone Crandall, an anchorman »

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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day join Vacation reboot

26 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that New Line’s reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation is back on track, the comedy sequel-cum-remake is filling out its supporting cast, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) are both in talks to join the project.

According to the site, Hemsworth will play Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman and the husband of Audrey Grisworld, who is yet to be cast. Day will appear in a cameo as a river-rafting guide.

The new Vacation will star Ed Helms (The Hangover) as Rusty Grisworld and Christina Applegate (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) as his wife, while Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are set to return for cameos as Clark and Ellen Griswold. The movie has been written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses), who will also make their directorial debut.

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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day join Vacation remake

26 August 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day have entered negotiations for New Line Cinema's Vacation reboot.

The pair are in line to join Ed Helms and Christina Applegate in the relaunching comedy series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original 1980s Nation Lampoon films starred Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold a man taking his family on a disastrous road trip.

Helms will play his now grown-up son Rusty, who attempts to recreate the holidays he remembers as a child with his own family.

Applegate will play his wife, with Chase and Beverly D'Angelo set to return in cameos.

Hemsworth will take on the role of young anchorman Stone Crandall, the husband of Rusty's sister, Audrey.

Day will appear as a river-rafting guide.

Hemsworth and Day will be reprising their roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Horrible Bosses 2, respectively.

Vacation will begin shooting in September, with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directing. »

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Thor Star Chris Hemsworth in Talks For Vacation Reboot

26 August 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) are in talks to join the upcoming reboot of the "Vacation" comedy franchise, which will be directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("Horrible Bosses" writers). The new movie will star Ed Helms ("The Office") as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he and his parents and sister took when he was young. Christina Applegate is on board as Rusty's wife. Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are to make cameos in the movie. Hemsworth will play Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman and the husband of Rusty's sister, Audrey. Day will cameo as a river-rafting guide. The film is set to begin shooting in September. »

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Chris Hemsworth & Charlie Day Join Griswold ‘Vacation’ Reboot

26 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Because they can’t make anything new these days, there’s a reboot/refresh on the way for National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, and now more confirmed with Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day joining the madness.

This new outing is based on John Hughes original characters, which was influenced by this own family holidays in the early 1980s. Those films starred Chevy Chase, and there’s rumours that he’ll return in some form with a cameo. On the directorial side, it’s debutants John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who are bringing it back to life and they’ve written the script that’ll see the grown-up son of Clark (Chase) take his family on a road trip like they did as a kid – chaos awaiting!

There’s accompanying cast with the delectable Christina Applegate playing Rusty’s wife and Hemworth as Stone Crandall, »

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Chris Hemsworth And Charlie Day Join Vacation Reboot

26 August 2014 12:52 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A Vacation reboot has been in the works for a while now, and after a few stops and starts, the new adventures of the Griswold family attempting to have the perfect family vacation is ready to go, with filming set for next month. Ed Helms takes the role of Rusty Griswold (making this reboot also a sort of sequel, with the possibility that Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles) who follows in his dad's footsteps, taking his family, including wife Christina Applegate, on an ill fated trip across America. Two new cast members have now been announced, with Chris Hemsworth signing on as the husband of Rusty's sister Audery (a role that is still uncast) and Charlie Day as a river rafting guide. The Vacation series is one I have a great deal of time for, so I am looking at this reboot with the same skepticism I have for all reboots. »

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Chris Hemsworth joins National Lampoon's Vacation reboot

26 August 2014 12:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The forthcoming National Lampoon's Vacation movie gets a starry addition to its cast: it's Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth...

Just over a month ago, we learned that after a lengthy delay, the reboot of the National Lampoon's Vacation series is finally going ahead. Headed up by Chevy Chase, the original comedies were big hits in the 1980s - the first, directed by Harold Ramis and released in 1983, made a then-impressive $61m. Happily, Chase is set to return for a cameo with co-star Beverly D'Angelo in the new Vacation movie.

We also learned that Ed Helms will play Rusty Griswold, the now grown-up son of Chase's Clark Griswold, with Christina Applegate co-starring as his wife. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who wrote Horrible Bosses, are both directing and writing the script.

More recently, however, we've learned that the new Vacation is set to get a pair of starry additions to its cast. »

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News Briefs: 'Jurassic World' Honors Richard Attenborough (Photo); Chris Hemsworth Going on 'Vacation'

25 August 2014 10:02 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Jurassic World: Director Colin Trevorrow shared a new image from Jurrassic World via social media, in honor of actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough, who passed away last weekend. Attenborough, of course, played industrialist John Hammond in both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and the photo, with the simple caption "In Memoriam," shows a statue of the character that reportedly appears in Trevorrow's new film, due for release on June 12, 2015. [Twitter]   Vacation: Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) is in negotiations to appear in Vacation, the upcoming new installment in the series that began in 1983. Ed Helms is set to star as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up version of the teenage boy first played by Anthony Michael Hall; Hemsworth would...

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Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day Circling Ed Helms' Vacation Sequel

25 August 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

That on-again/off-again Vacation sequel that New Line wants to construct around The Hangover star Ed Helms seems to be back on again, and with a pair of high-wattage co-stars in pivotal roles. The movie, from what we are learning, isn.t a reboot of the classic National Lampoon.s Vacation, but rather a sequel that casts Ed Helms (The Office) as a grown Rusty Griswold, son of Chevy Chase.s Clark Griswold. Now The Hollywood Reporter states that Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and comedian Charlie Day (It.s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are in negotiations for supporting roles in the movie, which begins shooting in September. Hemsworth would play the husband of Rusty.s sister, Audrey, who was played on screen by three different actresses in the three Vacation movies prior to this new film. Though the new Vacation hasn.t cast a replacement Audrey, it.s reported »

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Chris Hemsworth & Charlie Day Taking a 'Vacation' with Ed Helms

25 August 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After being delayed back in the spring of 2013 due to creative differences, it sounds like New Line's reboot of Vacation, the classic comedy starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, is finally back on track. Ed Helms is still leading the film with a script from Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and the two are also making their directorial debut on the film as well. And now THR has news of two more cast members joining, one of them surprising and the other not. Horrible Bosses co-star Charlie Day is taking a role, but so is Marvel's Thor franchise star Chris Hemsworth. Read on! Day's role is merely a cameo as a river-rafting guide that a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) and his family encounter on their road trip. Meanwhile, Hemsworth's role will be Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming anchorman who is the husband of Rusty’s sister, Audrey. »

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Chris Hemsworth Travels To The New Vacation Movie

25 August 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though it hit a serious road bump last year and had to go into the development garage for some script rewrites to sort out a disagreement on the tone, New Line’s planned hybrid sequel/re-set/whatever of the Vacation franchise is back on the streets with Ed Helms and Christina Applegate starring. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are now set to join them in the cast.Helms is taking over the role of Rusty Griswold, the grown son of Clark (Chevy Chase, who may still cameo with on-screen Vacation wife Beverly D’Angelo) who takes his own family on a road trip.With John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein – who have been the writers pretty much since the get-go on this one – calling the shots for their joint directorial debut, Day’s presence makes sense. He appeared in both Horrible Bosses films, which they had a script hand in. »

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Hemsworth, Day Join The "Vacation" Reboot

25 August 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in negotiations to join the cast of the reboot of the "National Lampoon's Vacation" franchise starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("Horrible Bosses") penned the script and are still attached to direct the project which was delayed last year due to script work.

Ed Helms plays the grown-up version of Rusty Griswald who now has a family of his own and gets up to misadventures on the road. Day will play a river raft touring guide.

Hemsworth will play Audrey's boyfriend, an up and coming anchorman. He'll shoot his role before jumping onboard Universal's "The Huntsman" which he'll film early next year.

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'Vacation' Reboot Casts Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day

25 August 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After being indefinitely delayed back in April 2013, New Line Cinema is moving forward with their Vacation reboot once again, as Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day enter negotiations to co-star.

Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the adult son of Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold from the original Vacation movies. The story follows Rusty and his wife (Christina Applegate) going on their first family road trip vacation.

Chris Hemsworth is portraying the boyfriend of Rusty's sister Audrey, who has not been cast yet, while Charlie Day is portraying a river raft touring guide. We reported in March 2013 that Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Grisworld, Rusty's parents, but it isn't clear if they are still coming back.

While it isn't known exactly when production will begin, Chris Hemsworth is said to shoot this project first, before moving on to shoot Universal's The Huntsman in »

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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day Join New National Lampoon's 'Vacation' Movie

25 August 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Griswolds are coming back to the big screen, though it won't be Chevy Chase in the lead as Clark Griswold, though he and Beverly D'Angelo are set to make cameos in the latest installment in the Vacation movies, this time around focusing on the children. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Helms has signed on to play an all-grown-up Rusty Griswold with Christina Applegate set to play his wife, picking up where Clark left off. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, Horrible Bosses 2) are also set to star with Hemsworth playing the husband of Rusty's sister, Audrey, and Day making a cameo appearance as a river rafting guide, giving you some idea of the hijinks that may be in store. The screenplay was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein for New Line Cinema and the duo will also be making »

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