“Home Alone” and Christmas are like cookies and milk left out for Santa. And while it may be too early to talk about the most wonderful time of the year, when there’s an excessive heatwave and surge of the Delta Variant, maybe some news about the forthcoming “Home Sweet Home Alone Again” can get things off your mind.
The newly reimagined film will be a modern take on the holiday classic, but it’s not like you can bring back the original cast to reprise their roles, considering that Kevin McCallister is older and more likely to call the police rather than fill the house with booby traps.
If anything, we know the film is going be funny because of its starstudded cast which includes the likes of Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2”), Archie Yates (“Jojo Rabbit”), Aisling Bea (“Living with Yourself”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Tim Simons (“Veep”), Pete Holmes (“The Secret Life of Pets 2”), Devin Ratray (“Home Alone”), Ally Maki (“Toy Story 4”), and Chris Parnell (“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”).
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Home Sweet Home Alone:”
“Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers…and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home.”
Based on the premise, “Home Sweet Home Alone” doesn’t sound too far off from the original. So it will be interesting to see how much of it will be a homage and how much will it be its own thing. Regardless, I think we could all use a few laughs considering the year that we are having right now.
Disney also released Christmas Card-style photos of the cast holding up cards that read “Home.”
Three months until we’re #HomeSweetHomeAlone. The all-new Original Movie starts streaming November 12 on #DisneyPlus and stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. pic.twitter.com/kXhI7qzAk5
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 12, 2021
Written by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell (Saturday Night Live), the film is directed by Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa), the film will hit the Disney+ streaming service on November 12.