The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. New Line Cinemaâ€™s â€œVacation,â€ starring Ed Helms (â€œThe Hangoverâ€ films) and Christina Applegate (the â€œAnchormanâ€ films), takes the family on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daleyâ€™s directorial debut.
Following in his fatherâ€™s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to Americaâ€™s â€œfavorite family fun park,â€ Walley World.
Rounding out the cast are Leslie Mann (â€œThe Other Womanâ€) as Rustyâ€™s sister, Audrey; Skyler Gisondo (â€œNight at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,â€ â€œHard Sellâ€) and Steele Stebbins (â€œA Haunted House 2â€) as Rustyâ€™s sons, James and Kevin; with Chris Hemsworth (the â€œThorâ€ films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rustyâ€™s irritatingly successful brother-in-law, Beverly Dâ€™Angelo and Chevy Chase as Ellen and Clark Griswold from the classic â€œVacationâ€ comedies.
Goldstein & Daley (â€œHorrible Bosses,â€ â€œCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2â€) wrote the script, based on characters created by John Hughes. David Dobkin (â€œThe Judge,â€ â€œWedding Crashersâ€) and Chris Bender (â€œWeâ€™re the Millers,â€ â€œHorrible Bosses 2â€) are producing, with Marc S. Fischer, Jeff Kleeman, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers.
The directorsâ€™ behind-the-scenes creative team also includes director of photography Barry Peterson (the â€œJump Streetâ€ films, â€œWeâ€™re the Millersâ€), production designer Barry Robison (â€œWedding Crashers,â€ â€œPitch Perfectâ€), Editor Jamie Gross and costume designer Debra McGuire (â€œTedâ€). Music is by Mark Mothersbaugh.
New Line Cinema presents A Benderspink/Big Kid Pictures Production, â€œVacation.â€ Set to hit theaters July 29, 2015, it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.