National Lampoon’s Vacation Reboot: See the First Griswold Family Image!

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Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Ed Helms, and Christina Applegate are starring in the National Lampoon's Vacation reboot.  Hopper Stone/Warner Bros.

Griswold goodness! The Griswold family is back in the highly anticipated National Lampoon's Vacation reboot, simply titled Vacation. In the first promo photo, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who played the original Clark and Ellen Griswold in the 1983 film, stand together, smiling proudly over their family. 

The Office star Ed Helms is replacing Anthony Michael Hall as their son Rusty, and Christina Applegate will be playing his wife Debbie (both pictured). Leslie Mann (not pictured) will be taking on the role of Griswold daughter Audrey, which was originally played by Dana Barron

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In this new reboot, Rusty and Debbie will be making yet another cross-country trip to an amusement park, bringing their kids along for the ride. (Let’s hope the park is actually open this time around.)

Vacation was written and directed by the team that created Horrible Bosses, Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley (who starred in Freaks and Geeks and Bones).

National Lampoon’s Vacation was followed by 1985’s European Vacation, 1989’s Christmas Vacation, and 1997’s Vegas Vacation. All of the sequels featured different child actors in the roles of the Griswold kids. 

Vacation is set to hit theaters on July 31. 

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