While not working as Pam Beesly on The Office, Jenna Fischer has been busy. Since nabbing a role in the hit sitcom, she's getting the chance to work with a slew of Hollywood's comedic names in a bunch of upcoming comedies. She's getting her feet in The Brothers Solomon with Will Arnet and Will Forte, more Will action with Arnet, Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in Blades of Glory and then she grabbed a little Quebec with Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly. I guess each role brings her the next, as she's gearing up to co-star with Reilly in his next comedy, Walk Hard.

While the film sounds more like a Pump Up the Volume re-make for pirate speedwalkers, it's actually a comedy about a messed-up music legend, Dewey Cox. In August, Martha Fischer discussed the magic-that-is-Reilly when the Hard pitch was given to Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan to write; and in December, Erik Davis shared that Reilly would be grabbing the lead role. Now, the comedy, which obviously gets its name from Walk the Line, has its June Carter Cash in Fischer. She'll be Reilly's love interest, and she'll also get to dazzle us with her vocal stylings.

I see Fischer going nowhere but up, if her upcoming comedies do half as well as expected -- but what about Reilly? Sure, he's got a secure hold on comedy, but will this flick finally give him some starring clout? He headlined Criminal, but no one really saw that. Hopefully Walk Hard will become Reilly's Capote, and finally give the actor some high-profile, first-billed cred.
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