Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, the stars of National Lampoon’s long-running Vacation series, have entered into talks to reprise their role for New Line Cinema’s reboot of the franchise, fittingly titled Vacation.
The movie stars Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) as Rusty Griswold, the son of Chase’s Clark Griswold, who’s now all grown up and with a family of his own he’s taking on vacation. Christina Applegate is attached to play his wife.
So long as everything works out, it sounds like Chase and D’Angelo would only be making a cameo in the movie as Rusty and his family visit them on their trip.
Vacation is written and will be directed by Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, though it’s unclear if that means they’ll be sticking to the more adult-aimed humor of the original movie or the more family-friendly later installments.
Just recently Chase and D’Angelo both reprised their roles for some Old Navy commercials, which also featured some of the many actors who have played the Griswold kids over the years.