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'Home Alone' Reboot Gets Super Starry Line-Up

'Home Alone' Reboot Gets Super Starry Line-Up

The makers of the highly-anticipated Home Alone reboot have found their lead in Archie Yates, who has been cast alongside Ellie Kemper and Catastrophe's Rob Delaney.

And according to The Hollywood Reporter, the reboot has hired Archie, who found fame starring in Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit, to lead the cinematic project, written by Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.

Set to be directed by Dirty Grandpa filmmaker Dan Mazer, the new storyline will see "Kemper and Delaney play a wife and husband who, in order to save their home from financial ruin, go to war with a kid (Max) who has stolen a priceless heirloom."

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Max is said to be a mischievous nine-year-old boy who outsmarts the adults around him - much like Kevin McCallister.

'Home Alone' reboot have found their lead in Archie Yates (Credit: PA)
'Home Alone' reboot have found their lead in Archie Yates (Credit: PA)

Film insiders also told The Hollywood Reporter that while the new movie will draw comparisons to the Home Alone franchise, it will in fact have a completely different title.

They added: "The project is being labelled Home Alone due to the similarities in concept, but in execution the project will have another title."

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The film is slated to go into production in early 2020 in Canada.

Back in the summer, Macaulay Culkin jokingly shared a picture of himself slumped on the sofa over a takeaway, saying "This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like."

He added, "Hey @Disney, call me!"

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper will star in the flick (Credit: PA)
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper will star in the flick (Credit: PA)
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Home Alone was first released in 1990 and tells the story of eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, who is accidentally left at home while his family head on a trip to Paris.

While at first Kevin is excited about being in an empty house, he gets the shock of his life when two con men attempt to rob it right under his nose. A successful sequel followed in 1992.

Home Alone is one of four popular films set to be 'reimagined' for the Disney+ streaming service. Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper by the Dozen will also be rebooted, according to Deadline.

'Catastrophe' star Rob Delaney will play the husband in the feature (Credit: PA)
'Catastrophe' star Rob Delaney will play the husband in the feature (Credit: PA)
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Disney+ already launched in the US last month, currently set to cost $6.99 (£5.47) a month and will come to the UK on 31st March, 2020.

The service contains a huge archive of Disney content dating back to 1930, with over 7,500 episodes and 500 films to watch in the first year.

Viewers will also be able to watch Disney+ exclusives like The Mandalorian and The Lady and the Tramp live-action remake.

The 1990 film made Macaulay Culkin a household name (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
The 1990 film made Macaulay Culkin a household name (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
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The platform will work like other streaming services and you will also be able to download Disney content to watch on-the-go.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Christmas, Disney, TV News, TV Entertainment

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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