LOS ANGELES: Westwood
Westwood Village has been the backdrop for Los Angeles movie premieres this summer. The heat turned up this week with the black carpet premiere of Vacation. The Griswold’s were in full force as paparazzi and media turned up in the dozens to mark the pseudo-remake/continuation of the original National Lampoon’s Vacation from 1983. Who was there? Chris Hemsworth, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Gillies, Catherine Missal, Chevy Chase, Bevely D’Angelo and others. It will be interesting to see how the film debuts at the box office compared to the original series of films.
“Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America’s favorite fun park. Following in his father’s (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them.“
The after party was held nearby as Warner Brothers set up a Walley World style pop up. Most of the cast and production team headed over to celebrate the successful premiere and mingle with studio executives and guests.