Newswire: Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess to direct Disney’s “Home Alone in a toy store” movie

Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess is set to helm the family comedy Overnight At 42nd Street, which Disney has long billed as “Home Alone in a toy store.” The story follows a father and son who spend the night in a lavish toy store, which makes the comparison to Home Alone somewhat unclear since the main characters are neither home nor alone. Perhaps Disney is referring to Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, which featured its own lavish toy store—Duncan’s Toy Chest—but it was the Sticky Bandits (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) who spent the night in the store in order to rob it, not the protagonist. So, basically Disney is that drunk, rambling guy at the party trying to describe his new screenplay by simply repeating the title of a movie that no one has seen for more than 20 years. (“It’s …

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