EW is streaming the title song to the upcoming Judd Apatow produced, Jake Kasdan directed musical biopic spoof Walk Hard.? It’ll be great to see John C. Reilly get back to his comedy chops and from all that we’ve seen these guys really understand how to make a spoof.
It’s about a story using the conventions of the genre for comedy instead of drama, not just taking 30 movies and riffing on them.
The song is just one of 32 written by a platoon of musicians for the mock biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. That’s about two hours of music spanning Cox’s career, from Roy Orbison rockabilly to epic psychedelia. (Bits from about 20 tunes, including some co-written by Mike Viola, who’s married to an EW photo editor, made it into the film.) ”We really wanted the music to be credible,” says director Jake Kasdan, who co-wrote the script with producer Judd Apatow, ”so that even within this silly movie, if you weren’t listening closely, it would seem like a regular song.”
Sounds great.? Head over to EW to hear the streaming tune.? It’s nothing funny, but it should give you a taste of the music that will be in the film.? Do I smell an Oscar for best original tune?