Casting Net: Ed Helms in talks for 'Vacation' reboot, Tobey Maguire's new role and more

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Ed Helms is in negotiations to star as Rusty Griswold in New Line’s Vacation. A continuation of National Lampoon’s Vacation series, Helms would play the now adult son of Clark Griswold, the luckless character made famous by Chevy Chase in the ‘80s. Scripted by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein of Horrible Bosses fame, the pair are also looking to direct. If Helms agrees to a contract filming should start in the spring after production of The Hangover 3 is complete. [Variety]

• Director Jason Reitman’s next movie Labor Day has added Tobey Maguire to an already eclectic cast. Maguire joins Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, J.K. SimmonsBrooke Smith, Gattlin Griffith, and Brighid Fleming in Reitman’s self-penned adaptation of the Joyce Maynard book. [Deadline]

Drinking Buddies, an indie comedy starring Anna Kendrick, has added Olivia WildeRon Livingston and Jake M. Johnson to its finalized cast. The film, to be helmed by mumblecore king Joe Swanberg, will begin shooting in Chicago late this summer. Expect the utilization of improv in this tale of a flirtatious relationship that quickly spirals out of control. (Deadline)

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