Oscar and Tony-nominated actor Melinda Dillon, who played Mother Parker in “A Christmas Story,” and appeared in “Magnolia” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” died Jan. 9. She was 83. Variety, 3 FEB 2023.
This long-awaited sequel is set to be titled A Christmas Story Christmas, and it will pick up 30 years after the events of the original movie, and original star Peter Billingsley will be reprising his role for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Marc Platt (Grease: Live, La La Land) will executive-produce the 3-hour event, which was “inspired by” the classic film and Broadway’s A Christmas Story: The Musical. Article by Kimberly Roots for TVLine, 12 May 2017.