Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson has revealed that the upcoming Home Alone reboot is nearly finishing filming and that the new take on the 1990 Macauley Culkin slapstick classic should be on screens for Christmas.
Thompson is said to be playing one of the burglars in the film about a duo of crooks, Harry and Marv, whose attempts to break into a suburban house are foiled by a resourceful little boy, who will be played by Jojo Rabbit star Archie Yates in the new movie.
SNL star Chris Parnell is also expected to join Thompson as the criminal not so masterminds, originally played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
Speaking on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Thompson gave an update on the film’s progress, saying “It was a long shoot. It started in Canada and then got shut down and came back around because of the pandemic and stuff, so it’s been very ‘splotchy’, I guess, as far as trying to get it done is concerned. But I think they’re getting very close to finishing it.”
He added that he recently re-recorded some of the film’s audio, which is “usually one of the last steps, so it’s coming up”.
Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney will play the parents and comedian Ally Maki also has a role in the movie which will be directed by Dirty Grandpa director Dan Mazer.