Keegan-Michael Key Joins the Cast of 'Vacation' Reboot with Ed Helms
Not too long after updating the progress of the Police Academy reboot and revealing that Paramount Pictures is developing a film about the "Key & Peele" sketch character substitute teacher Mr. Garvey, one half of the comedic duo has a new big screen gig. Variety reports Keegan-Michael Key has just joined the cast of New Line's Vacation reboot, the pseudo-sequel to the original National Lampoon's Vacation from 1983. The Comedy Central star is joining Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, son of Clark & Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are reprising their roles), as he takes his own family on a trip to Wally World.
The rest of the cast includes Christina Applegate as Rusty's wife and Leslie Mann as his sister Audrey, with Chris Hemsworth playing her husband. But Key isn't the only new cast member entering the mix. Think Like a Man Too and Scary Movie franchise star Regina Hall is also coming on board, and she and Key are described as having the perfect family, and they just happen to be friends with the Griswolds. It's going to be rather tough to live up to the original comedy classic, but hopefully Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will make a fine directorial debut, and we'll enjoy this new trip.