Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki met his Christmas holidays He co-stars in Beverly Hills on Thursday night for a special screening of the 30th anniversary of the classic National Lampoon movie. The event took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater amid the news that Galecki is producing a spin-off for HBO Max titled The Griswolds.
Galecki, who played Rusty Griswold in the 1989 film, posed for photos with Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold), Beverly D & # 39; Angelo (Ellen Griswold), Juliette Lewis (Audrey Griswold) and Dianne Ladd (Nora Griswold).
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Chase and D & # 39; Angelo were basic elements of the Lampoon National Holidays franchise, appearing in the original in 1983, followed by European vacations in 1985 Christmas holidays in 1989 and Las Vegas Vacation in 1997. However, the roles of Rusty and Audrey were played by different actors in each film.
the Holidays the franchise was based on the short story of John Hughes Holidays ‘58 which was originally published by National Lampoon magazine. According to The Daily Mail, The four films in the series raised a total of $ 182 million at the box office, and since then they have become cult favorites.
In 2015, Warner Bros. tried to restart the franchise with a new imagination of the original starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. Although he received mixed reviews from critics and fans, he managed to raise more than $ 100 million at the box office.
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– Christmas Holidays (@VacationQuotes) December 17, 2018
Now, Galecki will be the executive producer of The Griswolds, an hour-long comedy and a camera that follows the titular family that lives everyday life in the suburbs of Chicago. They have not yet announced the casting for the new series, and it is not clear if any of the actors in the original series will be part of the project. But, it has been revealed that Tim Hobert, from programs like Community, Scrubs, and Half – I'll be writing the scripts.
In addition to The Griswolds, HBO Max is reportedly involved in many reboots and spin-offs, including an animation. Gremlins series, a Gossip Girl reboot, and a prequel to Practical Magic. The streaming service, which will be launched in May 2020, will also be the new home of comedy favorites Friends, The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theoryand The prince of Bel Air.