In news that will delight fans of Old Navy commercials and enrage National Lampoon’s Vacation purists, who feel that the series ended perfectly with 1997’s Vegas Vacation, and to do another movie would be like pissing on Randy Quaid’s legacy the way Canada did to…Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are in talks to reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold in the rebooted Vacation.
The new version of the Griswolds’ Vacation adventures will follow grown-up son Rusty (Helms), who now has his own family misadventures on the road, which includes making a pit stop to see his mom and dad. Though the roles are more on the cameo level, there was concern when it wasn’t clear whether Chase and D’Angelo would return to the franchise they started 30 years ago. After the budget was set and script was given a polish, the producers redoubled their efforts to include them in the reboot. (Via)
If the rumor proves true, Brown Sugar and Chase, a.k.a. Racist Old Man on Community, will join The Office‘s Ed Helms (Rusty) and Up All Night‘s Christina Applegate (Rusty’s wife) in John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s NBC Thursday night love-fest. So, by the powers vested in me by the state of Wanting to See Vince Explode, Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza will play Audrey #17.
At least they don’t need a new Christie Brinkley.