Leslie Mann in Talks to Play Audrey Griswold in 'Vacation' Reboot (Exclusive)
Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are starring in the extension of the 1980s classic
Leslie Mann is in negotiations to join the cast of Vacation, New Line's reboot-slash-remake of the classic 1980s John Hughes comedy that starred Chevy Chase.
The movie's casting is heating up as it starts shooting this week in Atlanta. Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are already on board, while Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in negotiations for roles. Chase and original star Beverly D'Angelo are making appearances.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote the script and are making their directorial debut in a story that sees Helms starring as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (Chase) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he, his parents and his sister took when he was young.
Mann would play Audrey Griswold, who was played by Dana Barron in the 1983 original. In the update, Audrey is married to Hemsworth's character, an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall.
Chris Bender and David Dobkin are producing. Marc S. Fischer is exec producing.
Mann last starred in the hit comedy The Other Woman in which she appeared with Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton. The comedy grossed more than $191 million worldwide.
She is repped by CAA.
UPDATED to state the movie shoots in Atlanta not Louisiana. Marc S. Fischer is exec producing not Jeff Kleeman.