11 October 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” has found its Ralphie Parker. The three-hour live musical production will star 11-year-old Andy Walken from Seattle, Wash. More than 350 applicants were in the mix for the coveted part in the project that airs Dec. 17. Walken joins previously announced cast members Matthew Broderick, who narrates, and Maya Rudolph, playing Ralphie’s mother. Also Read: 'The Little Mermaid' Live Musical Postponed by ABC “Christmas Story Live” is based on the 1983 film and subsequent Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation. Peter Billingsley originated the role of Ralphie in director Bob Clark’s movie that has become a holiday staple. »

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