If you ask people what movies they watch every Christmas, chances are many of them include a christmas story on the list. The movie was met with a decent amount of positive reviews when it was released in 1983, but it’s cemented itself as a holiday classic in the decades since, and you’ll have no problem finding marathons on cable during that time of year. Well, today brings news that it’s not just a new Christmas story sequel on the way, the star of the original film also returns.
Warner Bros. and Legendary team up on A Christmas Christmas story, and Peter Billingsley is set to play Ralphie Parker again. Clay Katis, who directed 2018’s The Christmas Chronicles, will direct the sequel, and Gran Torino’s Nick Schenk penned the script. In addition to his acting duties, Billingsley will also produce alongside Vince Vaughn through his Wild West Picture Show Productions banner. Cameras will start rolling next month in Hungary.
As for the plot, THR, A Christmas Christmas story It will be set in the 1970s, roughly three decades after the first film, and will follow adult Ralphie as he returns to his childhood home on Cleveland Street to “give his kids a magical Christmas just like the one he had when he was a kid.” little boy”. Warner Bros. aims to “recreate the same real-life tone from the first film” by showing Ralphie reconnecting with his old friends and coming to terms with the passing of his father (aka The Old Man). Oh, and of course there will be plenty of Christmas story callbacks
Although this is the first time that Peter Billingsley has played Ralphie since his first outing as a child, it is not the first. Christmas story continuation to do. First, the PBS series american theater made two TV movie follow-ups called Josephine Cosnowski’s star-crossed romance Y Ollie Hopnoodle’s Blissful Paradise, the latter of which had Jerry O’Connell playing young Ralphie. Then there was 1994 my summer story, which featured Kieran Culkin as Ralphie and also starred Charles Grodin and Mary Steenburgen. Finally, a christmas story 2 (who ignored what happened in my summer story) was released direct-to-video in 2012 and starred Braeden Lemasters as Ralphie.
a christmas story 2 was announced as the “official sequel” to a christmas story in the trailer, but it’s fair to say that the title can now be awarded to A Christmas Christmas story given the involvement of Peter Billingsley. As an adult, Billingsley has focused primarily on writing and producing various movies and television shows, but you may recognize him on camera as Ming Ming in Elf and William Ginter Riva in Iron Man Y Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Only time will tell how A Christmas Christmas story lives up to its predecessor, but as soon as any more significant details about the sequel emerge, we’ll let you know. For now, catch up on the movies expected to come out this year by reading our 2022 release schedule.