The Cast Of The Upcoming Home Alone Reboot Has Been Announced

The cast for Disney+’s Home Alone movie has been officially announced – and comedy fans are bound to feel at least a glimmer of hope for the controversial reboot.

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Rob Delaney, best known for starring in and co-writing the British sitcom Catastrophe, will feature in an as-yet-undisclosed role.

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Meanwhile Ellie Kemper, of The Office US and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame, will star alongside Delaney, also in an unknown role.

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Though we don’t know just yet who Delaney and Kemper will play in the film, we do know that newcomer Archie Yates will be taking centre stage as a Kevin McCallister-like child left home alone for the holidays.

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Yates’ only screen credit to date has come for playing Yorki in Taika Waititi’s upcoming ‘Nazi comedy’ Jojo Rabbit.

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Variety has reported that Yates will “not be playing the iconic Kevin McCallister, but a new character in a similar premise to the original franchise”.

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Dan Mazer, best known as the director of 2016’s Dirty Grampa and as one of the screenwriters on 2006’s Borat movie, will direct the Home Alone reboot.

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Just don’t expect to see this one in cinemas: at present, Disney is planning to release the film exclusively on its Disney+ streaming platform in December of next year, with no theatrical release planned.

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