I first saw the trailer for Walk Hard at Comic-Con 2007, and was not impressed. Now you can check out the same trailer and decide for yourself. The movie written by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) and director Jake Kasdan (Orange County) is a comic take on musical biographies as Ray, Walk the Line, and Selena. The trailer will be attached to SuperBad. But you can watch it now after the jump.
Walk Hard follows the up-and-down-and-up-again struggle of legendary musician Dewey Cox (Academy AwardÂ® nominee JOHN C. REILLY) as he rises from the poverty of a hardscrabble Alabama farm to conquer the world of popular music through a rollercoaster career that spans seven decades. Along the way to superstardom, Dewey acquires all the trappings of fame and fortune â€“ multiple wives, eleven kids, several mansions, his own ’70s TV show, and a chimp â€“ only to blindly trample them all on his relentless journey to the top. During a life that includes losing his sense of smell after a tragic childhood accident, conquering the music industry and carousing with celebrities from Elvis to The Beatles, even the love of a good woman â€“ longtime back-up singer Darlene Madison (JENNA FISCHER, “The Office”) â€“ isn’t enough to stop the rock n’ roll spiral of drugs, prison, and rehab (lots of rehab) that marks Dewey’s pursuit of writing classic songs that will change a nation at least once.
It should be noted that I’m a huge fan of both Reilly and Apatow. So for a movie trailer for a film written and produced by Apatow starring Reilly to not impress me is a task. May-be I just don’t like the musical biography concept.
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story will hit theaters on December 21st 2007.