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A Christmas Story is the latest property to receive the live TV treatment. Recently, Matthew Broderick was announced as the voice of older Ralphie, aka the narrator. Now, the role of the younger Ralphie has finally been cast. Watch a new A Christmas Story Live video announcing the actor below!
It’s October, which means the holiday season is right around the corner. Soon it’ll be time for all the holiday trappings, including 24 straight hours of the 1983 cult classic A Christmas Story. That holiday hit is getting a makeover this year courtesy of Fox’s A Christmas Story Live, which will re-stage the film as a musical for a live broadcast. Based on the writings of humorist Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story followed Ralphie Parker and his family, including his grumpy father, his loving mother and his bratty kid brother, as they struggle to make it through the holiday season.
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A Christmas Story Live will be adapting not just the 1983 film but also A Christmas Story: The Musical, which had a limited run on Broadway and a national tour. Myra Rudolph has been cast to play Ralphie’s mother, and recently it was announced that Matthew Broderick would narrate the film as the older Ralphie. Now a new video from Fox runs through the surprisingly cheerful casting process of finding the right child actor to play the younger Ralphie. Spoiler alert for...
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