During the Disney Investor’s Day Event in 2019, the studio announced a ton of new projects and reboots for the Disney Plus streaming service. Along with the Marvel Studios series and Pixar projects, many former Fox properties were announced under the 20th Century Studios banner. One such franchise receiving a new film would be the iconic Christmas classic, Home Alone. The mega-hit spurred multiple sequels, some good, some not. Now, almost 31 years to the day after the first film hit theaters, Disney Plus is bringing us a new film that is titled Home Sweet Home Alone.
The film’s cast includes Ellie Kemper (The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw), Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Tim Simons (Veep), Pete Holmes (The Pete Holmes Show), Devin Ratray (Buzz in the original Home Alone), Ally Maki (Cloak & Dagger), and Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live). While many would assume that Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney would be the parents in this movie, they will actually play the bandits trying to break into Archie Yates’ home.
Based on the first film’s script, Archie plays Max Mercer, ‘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’.
Home Sweet Home Alone hits Disney Plus on November 12th.
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