It looks like “Hangover” star Ed Helms is preparing to take another wild trip—this time without his Wolf Pack.
Variety reports that the actor is in talks with New Line to star in a reboot of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise. Helms is set to take on the role of a grown-up Rusty Griswold, the son of Chevy Chase’s character Clark Griswold. The film will focus on Rusty and his family as they embark on a vacation of their own.
This is a big turnaround for Helms, who in an interview with Moviefone regarding the rumored “Vacation” reboot, stated: “I’m not a big fan conceptually of remakes,” before adding: “Anything done well is going to be good.”
Luckily, the project is in good hands. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the writers behind the critically-acclaimed comedy “Horrible Bosses,” penned the script. The duo will also be making their directorial debut with the film.
As of now, there is no word on whether Chase, Beverly D’Angelo or any of the stars of the original franchise will return. Here’s hoping the gang gets back together for another trip down “Holiday Road.”