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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to star in sequel to National Lampoon's Vacation
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Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to star in sequel to National Lampoon's Vacation

Thor leading man Chris Hemsworth, Horrible Bosses' star Charlie Day, The Other Woman's Leslie Mann and The Hangover's Ed Helms have all signed up to star in a reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation, which is simply to be titled Vacation. 

The high-profile cast, which also includes Christina Applegate, will star in a sequel of sorts to the 1980s film, which was written by iconic director John Hughes and directed by Harold Ramis. 

The movie is the directorial debut of Horrible Bosses 2 co-writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who also penned the screenplay. Shooting is currently underway in Atlanta. 

The original, which was based on Hughes' own short story Vacation 58, follows the Griswold family as they attempt to travel to theme park Walley World, only for just about everything to go wrong on the way. 

Helms will take the role of Rusty, who was portrayed by Chevy Chase in the original, with Applegate playing his wife. Leslie Mann will portray Audrey Griswold, Rusty's sister, who was portrayed by Dana Barron in the original. Chris Hemsworth will appear as Audrey's husband, an up-and-coming anchorman called Stone Crandall, and Charlie Day will play a river-rafting guide.

Both Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are expected to get cameo roles in this new film. 

The film is due for release in October of next year. 

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