“Are we there yet?” If ‘there’ is the start of production for Ed Helms’ Vacation reboot, the answer for now is no.
The comedy project, a reboot of the 1983 Chevy Chase movie, was scheduled to start shooting in Atlanta this July, but New Line Cinema is slowing things down on the project, EW has confirmed. THR first reported the news.
Vacation’s production may be delayed for anywhere from a few months until later this year.
THR reports that the hold-up is due to creative differences among the movie’s development team: Some want to tone the project down to aim for a PG-13 rating, and others want to keep it R-rated, like the original movie.
Helms is set to play a grown-up Rusty Griswold, the kid first played by Anthony Michael Hall, now taking his own family on a vacation gone wrong. Christina Applegate signed on last month to play Rusty’s wife. The script was written by Bones actor John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who both also collaborated on Horrible Bosses. The Vacation reboot will be the pair’s directorial debut.
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