Christina Applegate To Play Ed Helms’ Way-Too-Hot-For-Him Wife In ‘Vacation’ Reboot

Wednesday, March 20 by
 

Pulling a page from the CBS sitcom casting playbook, New Line is in talks with Christina Applegate to have her star opposite Ed Helms in their Vacation update.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone writing team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the sequel/reboot. The story follows Helms as the adult version of Rusty Griswold who embarks on his own bungled vacation. Applegate will play his wife whom THR hints may be growing tired of him. It’s the singing all the time, I bet. Enough with all the singing Ed Helms.

Original stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are rumored to also reprise their characters because they would just find another venue to do so anyway.

Helms can next be seen in The Hangover III and Applegate will appear in the highly-anticipated Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Beyond that, you’ll likely be able to see them appear together in Old Navy commercials thirty years from now.