I haven’t had a chance to write my review of La Vie En Rose, the Edith Piaf musical biopic, but when I was watching it I couldn’t help but think about Walk Hard, the spoof musical biopic from producer and co-writer Judd Apatow and director co-writer Jake Kasdan; even a French film about a big voiced old timer hits the usual rock n’ roll movie tropes,and those are the same tropes at which the filmmakers and their star John C Reilly will be taking aim.
This isn’t exactly breaking news – it was rumored back in March – but Jack White has confirmed to MTV News that he’ll be appearing in Walk Hard as Elvis Presley, who meets John C Reilly’s fictional musician Dewey Cox backstage at a concert and, as White told MTV, “drama ensues.”
Jack White isn’t the only great cameo in the film; as CHUD reader Justin Long revealed to Frosty at Collider a couple of weeks ago he’s going to be showing up as George Harrison, while Jack Black will be Paul McCartney (!), Paul Rudd is John Lennon and Jason Schwartzman is Ringo Starr. That’s a helluva Beatles line-up, to be sure.
Be sure to stick around as I continue to find any excuse to write about Walk Hard in the future. And be sure to click here and buy the new White Stripes album, Icky Thump. It’s fucking awesome.