Disney+’s Home Alone casts Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates, Kemper & Delaney
Deadline has brought word that Disney+’s upcoming Home Alone reboot has begun building its cast with the additions of Jojo Rabbit breakout star Archie Yates, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper and Catastrophe‘s Rob Delaney.
Though no plot details have been given for the film, with Disney CEO Bob Iger previously describing it as being “reimagined for a new generation,” the film is being directed by Dirty Grandpa‘s Dan Mazer and scripted by Mikey Day (Brittany Runs a Marathon) and Streeter Seidell (CollegeHumor). The reboot will be produced by Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson.
The Home Alone franchise began with the 1990 original starring Macaulay Culkin, which went on to become the highest grossing film of that year, bringing in $476.6 million worldwide (equivalent to $934 million in 2019). Directed by Chris Columbus and conceived by John Hughes, the film went on to become a franchise with five total films, only two of which starred Culkin. The last entry was Home Alone: The Holiday Heist in 2012, which debuted on television.
The update comes alongside a slew of reboots currently in development for the streaming service including Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper by the Dozen. In addition to Home Alone, Day and Seidell are also attached to the upcoming Inspector Gadget reboot for the House of Mouse.
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