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A Christmas Story Sequel Brings in Four More Original Stars

ByRandall B. Phelps

Feb 16, 2022

Ralphie isn’t alone as he returns to Hohman, Indiana, with four other cast members from the original A Christmas Story signed on for the new sequel.

Four more stars from the beloved holiday classic A Christmas story will join Peter Billingsley in the upcoming sequel, titled A Christmas Story Christmason HBO Max.

According to DeadlineBillingsley’s Ralphie Parker won’t be alone when he returns to the Cleveland Street home. The other four returning cast members include Ian Petrella as younger brother Randy Parker, Scott Schwartz as pole-licker Flick, RD Robb as Long Knit Cap Schwartz, and Zack Ward as evil bully Scott” Scut” Farkus.

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Petrella, Schwartz, Robb and Ward have remained involved in entertainment in one way or another since starring in the 1983 film. Ward, for example, has had several film and television roles, of Resident Evil: Apocalypse at dead wood. Meanwhile, Schwartz has appeared in several straight-to-video movies over the years and also runs a memorabilia collectibles business with his father.

Robb has also made film and TV appearances since A Christmas Storyshowing up in Brady Bunch movie information and become a recurring star on The Goldbergs; more recently he has moved into the production side of the business. Finally, A Christmas Story Christmas will see Petrella return to the game for the first time since his original appearance as Randy. That said, he has worked in animation and puppetry over the years.

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Set in 1940, A Christmas Story follows Ralphie’s attempts to convince his parents to give him a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas while telling stories about his family life and his adventures with his friends. The upcoming sequel will feature an adult Ralphie returning to the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana in the 1970s. Ralphie hopes to give his own children the same kind of enchanted Christmas he remembers from his own childhood. Along the way, he’ll reconnect with friends from the past and come to terms with the passing of the old man (Darren McGavin).

A Christmas Story Christmas will be directed by Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie) from a screenplay by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino, The mule). Billingsley will do double duty and also produce the film with Vince Vaughn through their production company, Wild West Picture Show Productions. Filming is set to begin this month in Hungary. No release date has been announced at this time.

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Source: Deadline

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