Kenan Thompson has landed a role in the upcoming reboot of Home Alone on Disney+. Disney+ has not identified what role Thompson will play in the new film, but he will star alongside Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes and Ally Maki. Meanwhile, Jojo Rabbit star Archie Yates will take on the lead role as Dan Mazer directs. Behind the scenes, Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell of Saturday Night Live will write the script. The two previously worked with John Hughes to write the original screenplay in 1990. Disney+ has tentatively set a November 12 release for the film.
The original Home Alone debuted in 1990 and propelled actor Macaulay Culkin into stardom. At the box office, the film brought in more than $450 worldwide on a budget of less than $20 million. Over the course of 22 years, ABC and FOX produced five different Home Alone films, earning more than $1 billion at the box office.
Beyond his upcoming role in the Home Alone reboot, Thompson is currently working on the second season of his sitcom, Kenan. Created by Jackie Clarke and David Caspe, the series stars Thompson as a widowed father who is working as the host of a morning show. Throughout the series, he attempts to transition into his new life while raising his children.
The star actor is also set to star in the upcoming movie adaptation of Clifford and the Big Red Dog. He will also contribute to the animated film, Pierre The Pigeon Hawk, a story about a mixed-breed Pigeon-Hawk on a quest of self-discovery. Not to mention, he will continue to star on NBC's sketch comedy franchise, Saturday Night Live.