A Christmas Story Is Getting A Sequel With Original Star Peter Billingsley
Billingsley will play an adult Ralphie who is trying to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had.
1983's A Christmas Story is getting another sequel, with the original star--Peter Billingsley--attached to return and produce the movie. The film is coming from Legendary and Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie is titled A Christmas Story Christmas, and it's being made for HBO Max. Clay Kaytis, known for directing the Angry Birds movie and The Christmas Chronicles, is attached to direct. Nick Schenk (Gran Torino, The Mule) is writing the script.
In the 1983 original, Billingsley played a young boy, Ralphie, on a quest to get a BB gun for Christmas in 1940. The new edition will take place in the 1970s with an adult version of Ralphie played by Billingsley. Ralphie is back home and the story has come full circle, as he's trying to "deliver his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had growing up," according to the report.
"The studio is hoping to recreate the same real-life tone of the first movie to show the now-father reconnect with childhood friends, reconcile the passing of his Old Man, and callbacks to the initial film," the report said. Filming will begin next month in Hungary.
Another entry in the series, My Summer Story, was released in 1994. A straight-to-DVD movie A Christmas Story 2 starring Daniel Stern was released in 2012, but it didn't feature the original cast.
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