HBO Max’s A Christmas Story Sequel Adds Four Original Cast Members

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary have enlisted A Christmas Story vets Ian Petrella, Zack Ward, Scott Schwartz, and R.D. Robb to reprise their roles in HBO Max’s upcoming sequel to the 1983 holiday film. They will be reuniting with lead star Peter Billingsley, who’s the first one that signed on to A Christmas Story Christmas.

Petrella will be returning as Ralphie’s younger brother Randy, while Ward, Schwartz, and Robb are reprising the roles of Scut Farkus, Flick, and Schwartz, who were the kids from Ralphie’s childhood.

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A Christmas Story Christmas will be directed by Clay Kaytis (The Christmas Chronicles) from a screenplay written by Nick Schenk. According to the outlet’s sources, Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, Just Friends) has also been cast to join Billingsley as Ralphie’s mother, a character previously portrayed by Oscar nominee Melinda Dillon in the 1983 film.

“The sequel follows an adult Ralphie in the 1970s, who returns to the house on Cleveland Street to deliver his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had growing up,” reads the synopsis. “With the same attention to real-life tone of the first, Ralphie reconnects with childhood friends, reconciles the passing of his Old Man and sews the seeds for the origins of the beloved holiday classic.”

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The A Christmas Story sequel will be produced by Billingsley and Vince Vaughn through their Wild West Picture Show banner. It will be executive produced by Schenk, with Legendary’s Cale Boyter and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing the sequel on the behalf of the studio. Production is expected to begin at the end of February in Bulgaria.


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