Rumor: John C. Reilly to Star in TIM AND ERIC’S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE; Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, Harrison Ford, Will Forte in Talks
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 22nd, 2011It is not hyperbole to state that Adult Swimmers Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) present the most bizarre comic sensibility that I’ve ever encountered. To be honest, I get flustered under prolonged exposure to Tim and Eric bits. But I always admire two things about the comedy duo: 1) the raw novelty of the Tim and Eric brand and 2) their friends. A prime example of the latter: John C. Reilly.
/Film picked up a rumor from The Tracking Board that Reilly is poised to star in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, which is a great fit. Reilly has redefined the latest iteration of his career playing the odd duck, but his affable personality streamlines the weird for those as unhip as myself. Even better, it appears Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, Harrison Ford, and Will Forte are in talks for roles of a presumably smaller nature. Exclude Ford, and the rest are identifiable friends of the show (Ferrell will reportedly produce with Adam McKay), so the rumors are logical. The idea of Tim and Eric at feature length is daunting, but it’s hard to go too wrong if these folk sign on. (Just imagine what Heidecker and Wareheim might do with the guttural vocals of acting legend Harrison Ford!)
After the jump, watch an Awesome Show featuring Reilly as solitary advisor Dr. Steve Brule.