Christina Applegate, who’s currently filming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, is in talks to join the in-the-works Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Applegate would play Helm’s “strong-willed wife who may be losing interest in him.”
The new Vacation centers around Rusty Griswold (Helms), who decides to take his family on vacation. Rusty, of course, is the son of Clark Griswold, the character made famous by Chevy Chase. Helms would become the fifth actor to play Rusty; Anthony Michael Hall was the first when he appeared in the 1983 original. Jason Lively played the character in 1985’s European Vacation and Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) was Rusty in 1989’s Christmas Vacation. Ethan Embry played Griswold’s son in 2007’s forgotten Vegas Vacation.
Filming for the reboot is scheduled to star this summer in Atlanta and New Mexico.