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Christina Applegate in talks to become a Griswold in the reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation

03.20.2013

To balance the manic goofiness of Chevy Chase in the classic NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, the gorgeous Beverly D'Angelo was cast as his wife. The fact that the actress was able to hold her own comedically was all the better. So, for the reboot starring Ed Helms as an adult Rusty Griswold, a strong comedic actress was needed to play the matriarch.

Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein hit gold by casting Christina Applegate as Rusty's wife. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Applegate will be playing the role of a spouse who may be losing interest in Rusty. Therefore, the family embarks on a road trip to try and reclaim their relationship.

No word on whether Chevy Chase or Beverly D'Angelo will return to their original roles, which would make them the grandparents in this movie, but I would love to see it. Ed Helms has a lot of the same characteristics as Chevy Chase and could pull this off. Applegate is still hot and has proven she can play with the boys from her roles in ANCHORMAN and HALL PASS. I hope this project continues to come together.

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7:15AM on 03/21/2013

i see it

i think they have made a good choice in helms. i tend to enjoy the vacation movies so ill prob go see this when its out.
i think they have made a good choice in helms. i tend to enjoy the vacation movies so ill prob go see this when its out.
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8:56PM on 03/20/2013
I like the casting, but I still feel this movie is a terrible idea and a waste of time of everyone's talents involved.
I like the casting, but I still feel this movie is a terrible idea and a waste of time of everyone's talents involved.
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7:45PM on 03/20/2013
Nothing against Ed Helms, but this film would be way more interesting with Anthony Michael Hall or Ethan Embry (what happened to that guy?) in the lead.
Nothing against Ed Helms, but this film would be way more interesting with Anthony Michael Hall or Ethan Embry (what happened to that guy?) in the lead.
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7:11PM on 03/20/2013

Ed Helms Goes on Vacation

I am not glad, they are making this movie....but that being said...I don't have problems with the casting...it would be nice to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo back for a quality cameo, but if not it wouldnt be the worst thing.
I am not glad, they are making this movie....but that being said...I don't have problems with the casting...it would be nice to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo back for a quality cameo, but if not it wouldnt be the worst thing.
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7:02PM on 03/20/2013

Ed Helms

Ed Helms ruined The Office and Hangover 2. He's hasn't been funny since the Daily Show. Applegate is good though.
Ed Helms ruined The Office and Hangover 2. He's hasn't been funny since the Daily Show. Applegate is good though.
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7:11AM on 03/21/2013
ed helms is pretty funny in the office. he and dwight where the only reason to watch season 8.
ed helms is pretty funny in the office. he and dwight where the only reason to watch season 8.
5:45PM on 03/20/2013

" Ed Helms has a lot of the same characteristics as Chevy Chase"

Wtf are you smoking? Ed Helms is a saint on set. (Oh and really though, they are nothing alike)
Wtf are you smoking? Ed Helms is a saint on set. (Oh and really though, they are nothing alike)
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4:29PM on 03/20/2013
Good casting. Applegate and Helms should play very well together. A sahme about her show Up All Night but it frees her and Will Arnett up for some fun projects. Im feeling less frightened by this every day.
Good casting. Applegate and Helms should play very well together. A sahme about her show Up All Night but it frees her and Will Arnett up for some fun projects. Im feeling less frightened by this every day.
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4:27PM on 03/20/2013
John Francis Daley of Freaks and Geeks? Interesting...
John Francis Daley of Freaks and Geeks? Interesting...
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4:10PM on 03/20/2013

groan...


"Therefore, the family embarks on a road trip to try and reclaim their relationship."

I don't know if I really care about the relationship woes of the Griswolds.

"Therefore, the family embarks on a road trip to try and reclaim their relationship."

I don't know if I really care about the relationship woes of the Griswolds.
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