ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to director/co-writer Adam McKay and stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen about their new comedy, Step Brothers, opening in theaters on Friday, July 25.
In the Columbia Pictures comedy, Ferrell plays Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy (Steenburgen). Reilly plays Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert (Jenkins). When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house.