The trailer for this didn't look exceptionally promising, but dig who wrote the songs.
COLUMBIA RECORDS SET TO RELEASE
"WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY –
THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"
ON 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.
The soundtrack features a sampling of Dewey Cox’s greatest hits, spanning over five decades of his musical history. 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. In addition to the Cox-penned classics, also included is the heart-wrenching lounge disco interpretation of David Bowie’s “Starman.”
Could be a hot one!!!