It was recently reported that Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are writing the script and will direct the reboot/sequel to the classic 80s comedy Vacation, starring Chevy Chase. The new film will follow Clark Griswold’s son Rusty, who's all grown up with a family of his own, as he takes them on a vacation just like Dad did.
Well, it looks like New Line has found their new Rusty Griswald. According to Perez Hilton, The Office's Ed Helms is at the top of their list, which I think is a great choice! Helms is perfect for this world of family nutjobs. The site specifically say Helms is “in the lead to take over the National Lampoon reigns.”
The studio is hoping to turn this into a big comedic franchise, and if Helms is cast it will definitely help its chances. I love the original Vacation films, and all I can hope for is that Chase will be back to reprise his role. It would also be amazing if they were able to work cousin Eddie in the story as well!
What are your thought's on Helms possibly taking over this franchise as Clark's son Rusty?