Four Major Websites to Exclusively Offer First Ten Minutes of Highly Anticipated Comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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The first 10-minutes of producer Judd Apatow's comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, will be available for viewing online beginning this weekend on such highly trafficked websites as (, (, ( and

The exclusive footage will go live at approximately 3 PM (PT) Friday and be available at least thru this weekend.

This sneak peek coincides with the riotous "Cox Across America Tour," a seven-city concert event featuring the film's star John C. Reilly appearing live on stage as Dewey Cox with his band The Hard Walkers. The concert tour was "sold out" within hours of the announcement of the promotion, and all of the concert dates thus far have been S.R.O. -- standing room only. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story will be released nationwide by Columbia Pictures on December 21, 2007 and will be the only major studio comedy to debut in theaters during the upcoming Holiday season.

Streaming of the footage will enable movie fans a chance to "Walk Hard for 10 minutes" and experience the early days of Dewey Cox, a music legend and infamous rock and roll icon who lived his creed -- "Walk Hard."

Because the film is rated "R" by the Motion Picture Association of America for "Sexual Content, Graphic Nudity, Drug Use and Language," access to the first 10 minutes of the movie will feature an "age gate" with the intent of allowing moviegoers who are aged 18 or over to screen the material.

America loves Cox! In Columbia Pictures' new comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, John C. Reilly stars as larger-than-life musician and songwriter Dewey Cox. Behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a legend 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 stepkids, 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).

Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media a Nominated Films production, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. The film stars John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows, and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Produced by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan, and Clayton Townsend. Written by Judd Apatow & Jake Kasdan. Executive Producer is Lew Morton. Director of Photography is Uta Briesewitz. Production Designer is Jefferson D. Sage. Editors are Tara Timpone and Steve Welch. Costume Designer is Debra McGuire. Music is by Michael Andrews. Music Supervision by Manish Raval and Tom Wolfe.

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