Disney is relaunching the “Home Alone” franchise. The first trailer was released today and it stars two Massachusetts natives, giving the project a little local pride.
This time out the Mercer family accidentally leave their son Max behind at home as they depart on a trip for Japan. (Hey, this plot sounds very familiar.) Max celebrates being left behind by gorging on junk food before having to comically defend his house against a couple of intruders. (Hey, this is still sounding really familiar.)
Anyway, those two intruders (this time a married couple – it’s not the same!) are played by Ellie Kemper from “The Office” and Marblehead’s own Rob Delaney. The other Massachusetts native is Max’s silly uncle Blake, played by Lexington native Pete Holmes.
“Home Sweet Home Alone” premieres on the Disney+ streaming platform on November 12th. Here’s the trailer, released today:
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