'Jojo Rabbit' Breakout Archie Yates to Lead ‘Home Alone’ Reboot

'Jojo Rabbit' Breakout Archie Yates to Lead ‘Home Alone’ Reboot

10 Dec 2019 (PT)
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Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney will play Yates' onscreen parents.

Disney+'s Home Alone reboot has found its lead in Jojo Rabbit breakout Archie Yates, who will star in the feature alongside Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney.

Dan Mazer Dirty Grandpa will direct the new Home Alone from a script by  SNL writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.

Sources say the project is being labeled Home Alone due to the similarities in concept but in execution, the project will have another titled.

The original Home Alone starred Macaulay Culkin as a suburban kid, Kevin McCallister, who was unwittingly left at home by himself while his family traveled for the Christmas holiday. In between ordering pizza and experimenting with after-shave, he has to keep his home protected form would be burglars. 

The new story, according to sources, sees Kemper and Delaney play a wife and husband who, in order to save their home from financial ruin, go to war with a kid who has stolen a priceless heirloom

Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson are producing the tyke-skewing feature that is due to shoot in Canada in early 2020.

Yates' first role was in Taika Waititi's Fox Searchlight feature. He is repped by Atwell Artist Management.

Kemper is the star of Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and will next be seen in Drew Barrymore comedy  The Stand-In. She is repped by WME, Mosaic and Hansen Jacobson.

Delaney, repped by UTA and Goodman Schenkman, is best known for his role on Amazon series Catastrophe and will next be in theaters with Fox News movie  Bombshell.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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