The movie “Home Alone” is a favorite on many peoples list of Christmas movies. The sequel and eventual third installment did not fair as well. Is a total reboot the answer? Disney+ is counting on it.
Casting is mostly complete with Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney in the main roles, but not as you remember them.
Sources say Yates will not be playing the iconic Kevin McCallister, but a new character in a similar premise to the original franchise. In the original 1990 film, Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, is accidentally left behind while his family heads to Paris over the holidays. During that time, he must protect his house from a pair of burglars, portrayed by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
Though originally thought to be Yates’ parents, sources now say Kemper and Delaney will be playing someone else in the film, possibly another couple not related to Yates.
I love Ellie too much not to give anything she does a chance.