Tim Meadows (“Mean Girls”, “Benchwarmers”) is in final negotiations to join Columbia Pictures’ “Walk Hard” for producer Judd Apatow says The Hollywood Reporter.
Directed by Jake Kasdan from a script by Apatow and Kasdan, the film pokes fun at the musician biopic genre and centers on a singer named Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) who overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Meadows will play the drummer in Reilly’s band. Raymond J. Barry (“Little Children”) will play Cox’s cold and angry father who is constantly telling him he is a failure.
Jenna Fischer and Kristen Wiig are also cast. Shooting begins this month in Los Angeles.