New Line Cinema casting two boys and teen girl for new ‘Vacation’ film starring Chevy Chase

Vacation Talent Search

“Vacation” will film in New Mexico and Atlanta, GA this Summer, 2013.
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New Line Cinema and S&K Pictures in association with Big Kid Pictures are in pre-production on a new sequel in the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise. This new film will begin shooting June 17, 2013 in New Mexico and Atlanta, GA. The Primetime Emmy award winning casting director is conducting a national talent search for young talent for several lead roles in the film. Being cast are two boys between 9-15 years of age to play the Griswold boys, Ed Helms’ kids. Also being cast is a pretty teen girl between the ages of 13-17. Self-taped video auditions will be accepted for talent outside of Los Angeles. The extras will be cast throughout filming in Atlanta and New Mexico.

In this new “Vacation,” Rusty Griswold is now a grown man who is married with two children of his own, James and Kevin. Upon discovering that Wally World will be closing down for good, Rusty decides to take the family on a trip to California, just as his father Clark did when he was a child. However, this time around Rusty fully expects to make the adventure an incident free trip across country. But with his older son James being sweet, intelligent, and sensitive – and the younger son Kevin being an obnoxious nightmare – the two opposites almost guarantee chaos. Throw in Grandpa Clark Griswold and Grandma Ellen Griswold to the mix, and you have a situation where all bets are off.

Starring in “Vacation” is Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Ed Helms playing the role of grown up Rusty Griswold. Helms starred as Andy Bernard in the hit NBC series “The Office” from 2006 through 2013. He is also very well known for playing the nerdy Dr. Stu Price in the blockbuster hit Warner Bros. Pictures “The Hangover” feature films. Returning in the role of laid back and mild mannered Clark Griswold is two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Chevy Chase, who played the character in four previous “Vacation” films. Golden Globe Award nominee Beverly D’Angelo is in talks to reprise her role as Clark’s wife Ellen. Christina Applegate has joined the cast as Mrs. Rusty Griswold.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are directing “Vacation” from a screenplay that they wrote themselves. Goldstein is a comedy writer and Daley is an actor turned screenwriter. Among his many television series appearances, Daley played the series regular role of Dr. Lance Sweets on the hit Fox series “Bones” from 2007-2013. The two met on “The Geena Davis Show” when Goldstein was the executive story editor, and Daley was an actor playing Carter Ryan. The duo also wrote the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey magician comedy “Burt Wonderstone”. Next up for Goldstein and Daley is doing a rewrite of the “Secret Histories” script for Sony Pictures Animation. Chris Bender will produce, along with David Dobkin of Big Kid Films. Nan Morales will executive produce.

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in New Mexico, Georgia, and the United States.

The 2013 New Mexico Actors Resource Guide eBook (and Atlanta eBook) comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the State of New Mexico and the United States:

• New Mexico Work Permit Requirements
• New Mexico Child Employment Entertainment Law Sheet
• New Mexico Child Labor Laws Brochure
• New Mexico Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Child Extras Pre-Authorization Certificate
• New Mexico Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New Mexico Actors Resources:

• New Mexico Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Extras Casting Directors List
• New Mexico Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New Mexico Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• New Mexico Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New Mexico Actors Resources
• PDF Users Guides

Both the 2013 New Mexico and Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBooks are both available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Ben Harris
Allison Jones Casting
601 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Extras Casting

New Mexico:




Crew Members and Production Staff:

Experienced film crew members and production staff in the Atlanta area, and in New Mexico, can submit resumes to the following:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

New Line Cinema/S&K Pictures
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Big Kid Pictures
9000 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 1010
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Executive Producer: Nan Morales

Prodicers: David Dobkin, Chris Bender

Writer/Directors: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley


Ed Helms – Rusty Griswold
Chevy Chase – Clark Griswold
Beverly D’Angelo – Ellen Griswold.
Christina Applegate – Mrs. Rusty Griswold
To Be Cast – James Griswold
To Be Cast – Kevin Griswold
To Be Cast – Adena


A continuation of the original “Vacation” about Rusty Griswold, now a father, who takes his own family on a vacation and crazy antics take place.


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