Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), and Chris Parnell (Hot Rod) have all signed on to the currently untitled Disney+ Home Alone reboot.
The new Home Alone film will follow a husband and wife who go to war with a young boy, Max, who has stolen a porcelain doll from them. Max is an energetic, witty nine-year-old boy with a mischievous side. He feels wise beyond his years and has the personality to easily converse with adults—plus the uncanny ability to relentlessly push their buttons. But, he also displays a sense of innocence and a kind heart, much like the original protagonist.
Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit) will play Max, Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2) and Ellie Kemper (The Office) will play husband and wife, Pam and Hunter. Ally Maki will play Mei, Kenan Thompson will play Gavin, and Chris Parnell will play Uncle Stu.
Also set to appear in the film are Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Pete Holmes (Don’t Think Twice), Timothy Simons (Veep), and Mikey Day (Saturday Night Live). There are also rumors floating around that original Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin could make an appearance but that has yet to be confirmed.
Dirty Grandpa director Dan Mazer is set to direct the reboot, with Saturday Night Live veterans Day and Streeter Seidel writing the script. Hutch Parker (Logan) and Dan Wilson (Patriots Day) are producing, with the studio looking to begin filming later this in Montreal and Los Angeles.
Released in 1990, Home Alone starred Culkin as 8-year-old Kevin McAllister as he protects his house from a pair of burglars, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern after he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. The film would go on to gross over $475 million at the global box office and would spawn a sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, with the cast of the first film returning. Three more sequels have since followed, but they wouldn’t catch the magic of the first two films.