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.