In today’s TV reboot news, we finally have a cast for the Home Alone reboot heading to Disney+.
Over the summer, the studio confirmed that it’s developing a remake of the iconic ’90s movie, which starred Macaulay Culkin (Kevin). According to Variety, Archie Yates (Jo Jo Rabbit), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) will join the reboot with Dan Mazer as director.
However, it seems as though Yates will not play Kevin McCallister, but a different boy who finds himself in a similar predicament. In addition, Kemper and Delaney are not expected to act as Yates's parents or even relatives. So we’re not really sure what to expect…
Bob Iger—CEO of The Walt Disney Company—announced the reboot during an earnings call in August, according to Entertainment Tonight and called it a reimagined version “for a new generation.”
Home Alone originally premiered in 1990 and followed a young boy whose family goes on vacation and accidentally leaves him at home. Although he originally enjoys his lack of supervision, things take a creative turn when two burglars attempt to break in, forcing Kevin to protect the house at all cost.
In addition to Culkin, the movie also starred Joe Pesci (Harry), Daniel Stern (Marv), John Heard (Peter) and Catherine O’Hara (Kate).
Home Alone isn’t the only film that’s getting a Disney+ reboot. The ’90s flick will be joining Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Muppets, all of which are currently in development.
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough