Christina Applegate Joins 'Vacation' as Ed Helm's Wife

The 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' star will play the new Mrs. Griswold in this reboot from New Line Cinema.

Christina Applegate signs on to star in the Vacation reboot
Christina Applegate signs on to star in the Vacation reboot
Christina Applegate is in final talks to join the cast of New Line Cinema's Vacation reboot, alongside Ed Helms.

The story is essentially a hybrid of a sequel and a reboot, with Ed Helms portraying a grown-up Rusty Griswold, who takes his own family on a vacation to Walley World, just like his childhood trip portrayed in 1983's Vacation. Christina Applegate will play Rusty's wife who may be losing interest in her husband.

The character Rusty Griswold was portrayed by a number of very different actors throughout the original franchise, including Anthony Michael Hall in Vacation, Jason Lively in European Vacation, Johnny Galecki in Christmas Vacation, and Ethan Embry in Vegas Vacation.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein will make their directorial debuts, working from their own screenplay. It isn't known when production will begin.

Christina Applegate is currently shooting Anchorman: The Legend Continues in Atlanta.

Vacation was released July 29th, 1983 and stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Eddie Bracken, Brian Doyle-Murray. The film is directed by Harold Ramis.



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  1. Clint

    I was skeptical of this sequel/reboot until now. Applegate is an awesome comedic actress and would definitely up the watchability factor if they can get the script right. Only tough part's going to be identifying with a youth audience that doesn't take trips like these in the car anymore.

    2 years agoby @pack-rulz1978Flag

  2. justatadmatt

    The vacation series has always been a favorite of mine and I believe they are heading in the right direction with this...

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag