Catastrophe star Rob Delaney is among the cast members announced for Disney's planned Home Alone reboot.

Chief executive Bob Iger revealed in August that Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, had a "reimagination" of the 1990 Macaulay Culkin-starring classic Home Alone in the works.

The news did not go down well with many fans, with one tweeting: "Home Alone is a classic. Just leave it alone".

Despite the backlash, the reboot is moving full steam ahead, and the leading cast members have been revealed.

Archie Yates to play leading role in Home Alone reboot

10-year-old Jojo Rabbit star Archie Yates will play the leading role. It is thought he won't play Kevin McCallister but a similar character, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is reported that Delaney will play Yates' onscreen father, while Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper will play his mother.

Despite the strong casting, commentators are still not entirely convinced about the film.

Filming on the reboot is due to begin in early next year.