PG-13, 97 min.
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Writer: John Hughes
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Dianne Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn, Cody Burger, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, William Hickey, Mae Questel, Sam McMurray, Nicholas Guest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicolette Scorsese, Brian Doyle-Murray
So, Ed Helms has been cast to play the lead in Warner Bros. reboot of the “Vacation” movies. Rumor is he won’t be taking the role of previous patriarch of the Griswold clan, Clark, made famous by Chevy Chase. Instead Helms will be playing Rusty, Clark’s ever changing son from film to film, played in “Christmas Vacation” by Johnny Galecki of “The Big Band Theory” and in the original “Vacation” by Anthony Michael Hall.
I would assume this means that Rusty has grown and will now become the patriarch of his own Griswold family outings, influenced heavily by his upbringing under the tutelage of Clark. Hopefully, this also means that the filmmakers will find room for Chase to return as Clark to give his son much needed misguidance. If they’re smart, they will have pictures of Rusty’s upbringing included somewhere in the movie, which will have a different actor as the character in each photograph.