The Hollywood Reporter
Ed Helms is in negotiations to star in New Line's planned "Vacation" reboot. Helms will play Rusty Griswold, the kid from the original films, who in the new movie will be all grown up and embarking on a vacation with his own family.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the project, which plays like both a sequel and a reboot of the Chevy Chase franchise that began with the 1983 Harold Ramis-directed comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation." That film was written by John Hughes and was based on his own experiences on family vacations. Anthony Michael Hall played Rusty in the original. The franchise continued with "European Vacation" (1985), "Christmas Vacation" (1989) and "Vegas Vacation" (1997).
The new project will start filming in the spring after Helms wraps "The Office."
David Dobkin is producing.