Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper have joined the Home Alone reboot project in unconfirmed roles.According to a new report from Variety, Delaney and Kemper have been cast alongside breakout Jojo Rabbit star Archie Yates, who, sources claim, "will not be playing the iconic Kevin McCallister, but a new character in a similar premise to the original franchise."The report states Kemper and Delaney will play two new characters – not expected to be the mother and father of Yates' character – in the reimagined version of the '90s Christmas classic.Kemper's first major role was that of receptionist Kelly Erin Hannon on NBC's The Office, though she went on to play the titular character in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.Meanwhile, Delaney is widely known as the co-star and co-writer of the British TV sitcom Catastrophe. His latest projects include minor roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw, amongst several others in his growing portfolio.
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The new Home Alone will be directed by Dan Mazer with a script by Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, while Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson are producing the pic for the Disney+ platform, under the Twentieth Century Fox banner.For more on Disney+, check out our reviews of The World According to Jeff Goldblum, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Imagineering Story, Forky Asks a Question, and Marvel's Hero Project. Alternatively, read our detailed write-up and final verdict of Disney's new streaming service.
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