John C. Reilly Performs as Dewey Cox On 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' Album Available Tuesday, December 4
Columbia Pictures' Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Starring John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox, Opens Nationwide On Friday, December 21
This winter, everyone will want to rock like Cox! In Columbia Pictures' new comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, in theaters December 21, John C. Reilly stars as the larger-than-life legendary musician and songwriter Dewey Cox. But behind the music is the up-and-down- and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n' roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 step-kids, stars in his own 70s TV variety show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to -- and then kicks -- every drug known to man ... but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman -- longtime backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer). The film also stars Tim Meadows and Kristen Wiig.
From the comedic minds of Judd Apatow (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and director Jake Kasdan, a new music legend in Dewey Cox is born and now, for the first time ever, the songs of Cox's fabled career are brought together on one album: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, in stores Tuesday, December 4. The soundtrack features a sampling of Dewey Cox's greatest hits, spanning over five decades of his musical history. Once Apatow and Kasdan had conceived the ideas for a lifetime's worth of songs, album producer Michael Andrews tapped some of America's top tunesmiths, including Van Dyke Parks, Dan Bern, Mike Viola, Charlie Wadhams, Antonio Ortiz, and Marshall Crenshaw, to write the new classics. All 15 songs are performed by the Academy Award®- nominated actor John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox.
Featured on the soundtrack that every Cox hound must own are 14 of his original songs. Included are such tracks as "Walk Hard," the hit that made him a star, the sexually suggestive "Let's Duet," the twangy "Guilty as Charged," the emotional ballad "A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)," even the touching and poignant protest song, "Let Me Hold You (Little Man)." In addition to the Cox-penned classics, also included is the heart-wrenching lounge disco interpretation of David Bowie's "Starman."
Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media a Nominated Films production, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Produced by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan, and Clayton Townsend. Written by Judd Apatow & Jake Kasdan.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack All tracks performed by John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox (except "Let's Duet" performed by John C. Reilly and Angela Correa) All Tracks Produced by Michael Andrews "Walk Hard" Written by Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan "Take My Hand" Written by Antonio Ortiz, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan "(Mama) You Got To Love Your Negro Man" Written by Michael Andrews, John C. Reilly, Robert Walter, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan "A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)" Written by Mike Viola "Let's Duet" Written by Charlie Wadhams and Benji Hughes "Darling" Written by Mike Viola and John C. Reilly "(I Hate You) Big Daddy" Written by Mike Viola "Guilty As Charged" Written by Charlie Wadhams and Gus Seyffert "Dear Mr. President" Written by Dan Bern and Mike Viola "Let Me Hold You (Little Man)" Written by Dan Bern, Mike Viola and Manish Raval "Royal Jelly" Written by Dan Bern "Black Sheep" Written by Michael Andrews and Van Dyke Parks "Starman" Written by David Bowie "Beautiful Ride" Written by Dan Bern and Mike Viola "(Have You Heard The News) Dewey Cox Died" Written by Dan Bern Soundtrack Executive Producers: Manish Raval and Tom Wolfe Executive Producers: Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan and John C. Reilly Executive in Charge of Music for Columbia Pictures: Lia Vollack
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