Columbia Pictures has set Jenna Fischer to star alongside John C. Reilly in the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy Walk Hard, reports Variety. Judd Apatow and Kasdan wrote the script.
Fischer will spend her hiatus from “The Office” playing Darlene, a June Carter Cash-like love interest for fictional troubled music legend Dewey Cox (Reilly). Fischer also will sing in a comedy custom-fit for Reilly, who has sung and played harmonica in blues bands and last sang onscreen in Chicago.
Fischer and Reilly recently starred with Seann William Scott in Dimension Films’ Quebec, the directorial debut of The Pursuit of Happyness scribe Steve Conrad.
Apatow and Kasdan are producing Walk Hard with Clayton Townsend.