Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Judd Apatow, Musicians to Walk Hard

Judd Apatow, the brilliant comedic producer/director who brought us Ricky Bobby and The 40 Year Old Virgin has Gooseninja.com dying to see his next film, Walk Hard. The mock-biopic, also titled "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," follows the life of singer/songwriter Dewey Cox (played by PTA alum John C. Reilly), who overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. Think "Ray" meets "Walk The Line." In an interview with moviesonline Apatow admitted "...we are very sure it will win an Oscar. We're pretty sure that it's a shoe in at this point." The film will co-star Jenna Fischer, who we find very funny (and also has one of the best bods in TV-land).

The "Spinal Tap"-esque soundtrack will feature "good songs that are funny in the context of the film," director Jake Kasdan told the LA Times. 'Walk Hard' will be the title track and complimented by several protest songs. One song speaks to the plight of the mulatto in America, another, titled 'Ladies First,' examines women's rights. "Hey, Hey, Who Wants To Party" is Cox's disco-era hit. We can't wait to see the shake-n-baker in sequins and patent leather!

As if Mr. Apatow (see defamer.com) and Miss Fischer's beautiful skin are not enough to sell you on Walk Hard, check out the casting to date:

Kristen Wiig as Edith Cox
Jack White as Elvis Presley
Jack Black as Paul McCartney
...need we say more? We will keep you updated...

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