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National Lampoon’s Vacation Adds An Avenger To The Cast

August 26th, 2014 by Andrew McCarroll Comments

The God of Thunder is about to face his toughest challenge……..a vacation with his family. The reboot of the famed Chevy Chase(who will appear in a cameo) National Lampoon movies has been quietly assembling quite the cast. But they may have added their biggest name so far with Chris Hemsworth in talks to join the cast as the husband of Rusty’s sister Audrey. Hemsworth has displayed some brilliant comic timing in his break out role as Thor, would be an inspired piece of casting.

Rusty himself will be played by Ed Helms, who is becoming the go to guy for reboots taking over the role of Frank Drebin in the new Naked Gun movie. Christina Applegate has signed on as his wife with the couple taking a road trip similar to the one taken by his manic father in the original.

But that’s not the only bit of casting with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein looking to add ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ star Charlie Day. Day who was fantastic in Horrible Bosses which was penned by the duo, is looking to take the role of the families river rafting guide.

Having been initially dismissive of the reboot/sequel the casting of Hemsworth and the criminally underrated Charlie Day, my interest in this movie has piqued and New Line have now done enough to convince me to throw my money down when the movie hits cinema’s next year.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Andrew McCarroll never quite built on the dizzying career heights that he hit at 6 years old, when as a member of the “Ghostbusters” he would charge his neighbours to remove any unwanted spectres. Now retired from slaying spooks, he spends his time obsessing over superheroes (especially Batman) and devouring shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Archer in a manner that would make Galactus proud. You can follow his rants on twitter @andymc1983