So, remember how we reported last week on Columbia's deal to re-up with the Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby crew, signed right before the film opened? To refresh your memories, the new project is called Step Brothers, and will reunite Talladega stars John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell, along with director Adam McKay. Back then, we foolishly assumed the key to the deal was bringing that trio back together. Little did we know, however, that the people at Columbia are (not so) secretly in love with John C. Reilly, and in fact will work with anybody, so long as Reilly is part of the deal. What, you think I'm making this up? Hey, Columbia signed ANOTHER deal yesterday for a Reilly vehicle -- that's two in a week, people! I rest my case.

Today's Reilly valentine is a comedy pitch entitled Walk Hard, which has been handed off to creators Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan to write; Kasdan will also direct. The film, which sounds utterly perfect for Reilly, will revolve around Dewey Cox, a fictional rock legend who "is an amalgamation of a number of classic musician stories [Read: Ray Charles, Johnny Cash], tales of excess, highs and lows and bad behavior." This, friends, is going to be fantastic. (Granted, it won't come out for years, but still. I promise to link back to this post when I review Walk Hard in 2008.)
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