Vacation movie release date

Briefly: In a move of supreme confidence, Warner Bros. has just bumped the Vacation reboot from October to July 31. That’ll put it up against Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, which is sure to be one of summer’s biggest movies. No matter; the John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein directed film, which is both a reboot and sequel to the classic Chevy Chase series of films, is coming right on its heels.

Ed Helms plays Rusty Griswold, the grown son of Clark and Ellen (Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who both cameo), who takes his own family on an sure-to-be-doomed vacation. Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Christina Applegate and Charlie Day, co-star. [THR]

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