Home Alone reboot: cast reveal gets a mixed reaction from fans

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Archie Yates will play the main character

Earlier this year we heard about Disney+’s plans to do a reboot of Home Alone and it didn’t go down well.

And now despite praise for some of the newly announced cast members, the internet is still feeling frosty.

Archie Yates, 10, will take on the lead role. It’s thought he won’t play Kevin McCallister but a similar character, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper are also signed up.

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Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper will play a couple

This is only Archie Yates’s second big role, after his part in the film Jojo Rabbit, a comedy set in Nazi Germany. The film is not due to be released in the UK until 2020 but critics have already given his performance the thumbs up.

There aren’t any details yet on how exactly Home Alone will be adapted, so no word yet on who will get to give a tonsil-splitting scream on a plane.

If anyone at all.

A few film fans tweeted to praise the cast.

But it’s safe to say the majority would still rather this festive classic was left, well alone.

Home Alone was originally released back in 1990 and has an audience rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Christmas classic earned over £385 million worldwide and was the highest grossing live action comedy ever until The Hangover Part II’s release in 2011.

The reboot is the first project produced by 20th Century Fox for Disney’s new streaming service.

Filming is due to begin in Canada next early next year.

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