Vacation Starts Production: Griswolds Take Another Vacay

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The reboot/new incarnation of the film that first gave us those National Lampoon’s Vacation quotes has started shooting!

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Ed Helms stars as a grown-up Rusty Griswold with Christina Applegate playing his wife Debbie. They are hopping in the family truckster and heading to Walley World to try to have a slightly better time than what Rusty had when you watch National Lampoon’s Vacation online.

Warner Bros. and New Line have also released the film’s synopsis for the flick that also added Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to the cast.

Vacation Synopsis:

The Griswolds are at it again! Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema's Vacation, starring Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman). The road comedy adventure marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley's directorial debut.

Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s "favorite family fun park," Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) and Steele Stebbins (A Haunted House 2), who play Rusty’s sons, James and Kevin. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the classic Vacation comedies.

Goldstein & Daley (Horrible Bosses, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) wrote the script, based on characters created by John Hughes. David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and Chris Bender (We’re the Millers) are producing, with Marc S. Fischer serving as executive producer.

The directors' behind-the-scenes creative team also includes director of photography Barry Peterson (21 Jump Street), production designer Barry Robison (Pitch Perfect), and costume designer Debra McGuire (Ted).

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