Rock music spoof "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" marks two departures for dramatic actor John C. Reilly. The movie is a comedy, and it is his first leading role in a major Hollywood film.
Is Reilly feeling pressured? No, but he is feeling guilty.
"Like any good Catholic boy, I feel guilty somebody spent so much money on me," Reilly said in an interview. "I hope people enjoy it, and the studio makes its money back."
But at a cost of less than $35 million, Columbia Pictures has relatively little at risk in the movie, which debuts on Friday and lampoons real rock-star biopics like the Johnny Cash movie "Walk the Line" or director Oliver Stone's "The Doors."
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