Archie Yates, the young scene-stealer from Taika Waititi’s upcoming ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ has scored the lead in Disney+ upcoming ‘Home Alone’ reboot.

Written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, the original starred Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a rambunctious eight-year old child who must protect his house from a pair of burglars (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

According to Variety, British youngster Yates will not be playing Kevin, but a new character in a similar premise to the original.

Dan Mazer is attached to direct the reboot with Ellie Kemper (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) and Rob Delaney (‘Deadpool 2’) also starring in unknown roles.

JOJO RABBIT is released in Irish cinemas on January 1, 2020.