Published: Wed, December 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

’Jojo Rabbit’ child actor Archie Yates cast in ‘Home Alone’ reboot

’Jojo Rabbit’ child actor Archie Yates cast in ‘Home Alone’ reboot

In fact, if the reboot wasn't going to be exclusive to Disney+, we'd be wondering if this was really going to be a kids' movie at all, as Dan Mazer, the director of Borat, is on board to direct the festive film. Deadline has confirmed that Archie Yates, currently onscreen in a supporting role in Fox Searchlight's Jojo Rabbit, has been cast alongside Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney in the film, which is now set to begin shooting early next year in Canada.

The announcement that Home Alone was being rebooted for a "new generation" went down about as well as a bag of coal on Christmas Day. Who is in the cast of the upcoming Home Alone reboot?

There aren't any details yet on how exactly Home Alone will be adapted, so no word yet on who will get to give a tonsil-splitting scream on a plane. This is not the first time the company rebooted one of their classic movies specifically for this platform, as a live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp premiered on Disney+ at its launch date.

Variety also reports that the young actor will "not be playing the iconic Kevin McCallister, but a new character in a similar premise to the original franchise".

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The breakout star of the Taika Waititi directed film will play the lead role along with Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original Home Alone was the third highest grossing film of all time at the time of its release, and in 1992, it was followed by the equally great sequel Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, which proved the McCallister parents really shouldn't be responsible of children.

The folks over at Disney also plan to do a reboot of The Mighty Ducks. Instead of attempting to remake already great films, people should be creating and telling new stories!

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