Confirmed: Chevy Chase & Beverly D'Angelo Back for New 'Vacation'
After recent reassurance from writers and debut directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein that they were working to get Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold for the gestation Vacation reboot at New Line, Variety has confirmed that the duo are now in talks for the comedy. Ed Helms leads the film as a grown up Rusty Griswold getting ready to embark on a family road trip of his own with his wife (recently cast Christina Applegate) and kids. While on this family trip to a currently unknown destination, Rusty makes a pit stop to see his mother and father. More below!
As expected, it sounds like Chase and D'Angelo will merely be making cameos as their past characters. Though it hasn't been very long since the duo portrayed the Griswolds. Even though the last Vacation film was Vegas Vacation back in 1997, Chase and D'Angelo played the Griswold parents in a series of holiday-themed Old Navy commercials that featured other cast members like Juliette Lewis and Anthony Michael Hall, who played Audrey and Rusty Gridwold in Christmas Vacation and the original Vacation respectively. Right now my faith in the writers (who also penned Horrible Bosses) is keeping me excited for the film, and having Chase and D'Angelo back in the mix is even better. Sound good?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
THIS IS CRAZY! THIS IS CRAZY! THIS IS CRAZY!
David Banner on Mar 28, 2013
I'm sure Chevy will be very easy to work with.
Brian Chimino on Mar 29, 2013
HOLY SHIT is he old! D'Angelo is a total babe at 95 years old!
TheRagingCajun on Mar 29, 2013
Johnny Galecki played Rusty in Christmas vacation..
Jill on Mar 29, 2013
"....other cast members like Juliette Lewis and Anthony Michael Hall, who played Audrey and Rusty Gridwold in Christmas Vacation and the original Vacation respectively." Meaning that Juliette Lewis played Audrey in Christmas Vacation, and Hall played Rusty in Vacation.
Jedi on Apr 1, 2013
But will she show us the puppies?
$126191 on Mar 29, 2013
Who have to totally. ...put randy quiad in. Its no vacation movie if you don't have eddie
louie on Mar 31, 2013
Why wouldn't they bring back the original kids???? That would be AWESOME!!!!
debra kenneally on Jul 6, 2013
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