A “Home Alone” reboot is in the works for Disney+ and The DisInsider is reporting some new casting news. Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), and Chris Parnell (Hot Rod) have all signed on to join the previously announced cast.
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 appearing in the film, are Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Pete Holmes (Don’t Think Twice), Timothy Simons (Veep), and Mikey Day (Saturday Night Live).
The new “Home Alone” remake will reportedly follow a husband and wife who go to war with a young boy, Max, who has stolen 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. Rumors indicate Macaulay Culkin could also make an appearance in the film, but nothing has been confirmed so far.
Director Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa) will direct the film, with Saturday Night Live veterans Day and Streeter Seidel writing the script. Hutch Parker (Logan) and Dan Wilson (Patriots Day) are producing. The studio hopes to begin filming later this year in Montreal and Los Angeles.