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The “Vacation” release date is almost a week away and “Thor: Ragnarok” star Chris Hemsworth’s bulge, as seen in one the film remake’s trailers, has been explained, thanks to Ed Helms.

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Helms said, “That scene with the underwear sight gag, I think people look at that and kind of quickly assume, ‘Oh it’s funny because of the underwear sight gag,’ but it’s not.”

“That’s not why it’s funny; it’s funny because of Chris’ performance,” explained Helms, who plays Rusty Griswold in the adventure comedy directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

When it comes to deciding on how far to go with Hemsworth’s bulge, Helms said the “Vacation” film’s creative team had a lot of discussions about “what is funny” and “when does it go from funny to horrifying.”

Helms pointed out that he was not part of those discussions but he happened to think that the “Vacation” film’s creative team nailed it. He said that he could barely make it through filming the “Vacation” underwear scene with Hemsworth’s bulge, which he said is “exactly what it should be” whatever it is.

“I hope we see him do a lot more comedy,” Helms said of Hemsworth, who is also set to do another reboot, the all-female “Ghostbusters,” in 2016. In 2017, Hemsworth will star in “Thor: Ragnarok,” which will also star “Blind Spot” star Jamie Alexander, MTV reported.

Along with Helms and Hemsworth, “Vacation” also stars Leslie Mann, Elizabeth Gillies, Michael Pena, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, among others. The film is set to premiere on July 29.

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Filed under: Films, News Posted by Lauren on July 16, 2015 // No Comments

Owen Wilson has closed a deal to join Ed Helms in Bastards, a comedy being produced by Alcon and the Montecito Picture Company.

Larry Sher, the cinematographer behind The Hangover comedies, is making his directorial debut with the project, which is heading towards a September start in Atlanta.

The script by Justin Malen centers on two brothers whose mother who slept with many, many, many famous men in the 1970s heyday of the Studio 54 scene. When they find out that their biological father is still alive, the two hit the road to find him.

Alcon is financing Bastards and the company’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Montecito’s Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Ali Bell. Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles are executive producing.

The project was previously set up at Paramount.

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Filed under: Films, News Posted by Lauren on June 05, 2015 // No Comments

Growing up in the shadow of Atlanta, Six Flags Over Georgia was a frequent vacation spot, but on this day in early November 2014, it’s no longer Six Flags, it’s Walley World for New Line Cinema’s Vacation. Ed Helms stands with Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins in line for a roller coaster that for my whole life has been “The Ninja” but has been upgraded today to “The Velociraptor.” The Griswolds have arrived.

“Don’t forget to scream your faces off,” Helms reminds his “kids” during a take.

This new iteration of the Griswolds eagerly wait in line for their turn, and when the chain comes up they’re stopped. Ron Livingston of “Office Space” fame puts his hand out, holding the Walley World equivalent of a fast pass, and ushers his perfect, khaki pant-clad family in front of our heroes. They are in essence the anti-Griswolds, perfectly creased shirts and bright suburban smiles. After they walk through, co-writer and co-director John Francis Daley emerges in his cameo as a Walley World employee and puts the chain back up. “Last ride tonight,” he tells the distraught Rusty and company.

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In a big show of confidence, Warner Bros. is moving New Line’s Vacation into summer.

The reboot of the iconic 1980s comedy franchise will hit theaters July 31, hoping to serve as counterprogramming to Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. Vacation, directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, was originally set to open Oct. 9.

Vacation stars Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Charlie Day, with original castmembers Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo making cameos.

The movie is a sequel of sorts to National Lampoon’s Vacation, directed by Harold Ramis from a script by John Hughes, and picks up as Rusty Griswold (Helms), now grown, takes his own family on a vacation. Applegate plays Griswold’s wife, while Mann will portray Audrey Griswold, Rusty’s sister. Hemsworth will play Audrey’s husband, an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall.

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Filed under: Films, News Posted by Lauren on October 17, 2014 // No Comments

New Line Cinema has pushed up the release of their comedy Vacation from November 13, 2015 to October 9, 2015. The reboot will now go up against Disney’s The Jungle Book and Relativity Media’s Kidnap. The release date shift leaves Paramount’s Friday the 13th as the only movie currently slated for release on November 13, 2015.

Vacation stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, who takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) on a cross-country road trim to America’s greatest amusement park, Walley World.

Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Elizabeth Gillies, Keegan Michael Key andRegina Hall round out the cast, along with original Vacation stars Chevy Chase andBeverly D’Angelo, reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are making their directorial debuts, working from their own screenplay, with David Dobkin, Chris Bender and Jeff Kleeman producing. Production started last month in Atlanta.

Vacation comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins. The film is directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein.

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