Several months after reports emerged of a “Home Alone” remake, we finally know who’ll be stepping into the iconic role made famous by Macaulay Culkin in the 1990 holiday hit and its 1992 sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Jojo Rabbit” star Archie Yates has been cast as the kid whose panicked parents accidentally leave him at home for the holidays when they rush to catch a plane for a European Christmas vacation.

In August, it was announced that he beloved Christmas movie, starring Macaulay Culkin as mischievous Kevin McCallister, is getting a modern version, set to premiere on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+. The news was confirmed by Disney head Bob Iger during Walt Disney Company’s earnings call.

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Iger described the new remake as a reimagined version “for a new generation.” Additional reboots included “Night at the Museum”, “Cheaper By the Dozen” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”.

Culkin caught wind of the reboot and imagined what a “Home Alone” follow-up would be like. “This is what an updated ‘Home Alone’ would actually look like,” he tweeted on Wednesday. The post was accompanied by a photo of a lethargic Culkin sitting on a couch with his laptop and eating a plate of food.

“Home Alone”, directed by Chris Columbus, was released 1990 and followed a young boy after his family forgets him at home during their Christmas vacation, leaving him all alone and dealing with two burglars. The film was a huge success, becoming the highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time in the United States and held the record worldwide until it was overtaken by “The Hangover Part II” in 2011.

“Home Alone” was followed by a sequel, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”, which dropped two years after.

In December, Culkin recreated his iconic “Home Alone” scene for a Christmas commercial. Over the years, the actor has opened up about his well-known role and getting recognized during the holidays.

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