Chris Hemsworth & Charlie Day Taking a 'Vacation' with Ed Helms
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. The role of Audrey has yet to be cast, and it's not clear if she and her husband are on vacation with Rusty or if they merely pay a visit to see her on their trip. While Day is a seasoned comic actor, this is the first straight-up comedy role that Hemswoth has taken on, though he's shown solid comedic chops in small doses in Marvel's cinematic universe. Production on Vacation finally begins in September, so stay tuned for more.