'Vacation' Reboot Set for 2015 Release

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Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day

The comedy's cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Ed Helms and Leslie Mann

New Line has scheduled its Vacation.

The studio has set Oct. 9, 2015, as the release date for its reboot of the classic comedy series National Lampoon's Vacation. The new film is a sequel of sorts to the 1980s film, which was written by John Hughes and directed by Harold Ramis. It picks up with Rusty Griswold, a kid (played by Anthony Michael Hall) in the original, as a father taking his own family on a comically hellish vacation.

It's the directorial debut of Horrible Bosses 2 co-writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who wrote the script. Shooting began last month in Atlanta.

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Ed Helms is set to play Rusty, with Christina Applegate playing his wife. Leslie Mann will portray Audrey Griswold, Rusty's sister, who was played by Dana Barron in the original. Chris Hemsworth will appear as Audrey's husband, an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall, and Charlie Day will cameo as a river-rafting guide.

Cameos are also expected from Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, who starred in the '80s version as the Griswold parents who set out on a trip to the Walley World theme park that doesn't go quite as planned.

Chris Bender and David Dobkin are producing New Line's reboot, with Marc S. Fischer executive producing.

The comedy shares its Oct. 9 date with Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book at Disney and the thriller Kidnap, starring Halle Berry.

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