John C. Reilly moves to 'Cedar Rapids'

Joins Ed Helms in ensemble road-trip comedy

John C. Reilly is joining Ed Helms in "Cedar Rapids," Fox Searchlight's ensemble road-trip comedy that Miguel Arteta is directing.

Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke are producing via their Ad Hominem Enterprises banner.

The story, by Phil Johnston, centers on a wholesome and naive small-town Wisconsin man (Helms) who, when his role model dies, must represent his company at a regional insurance conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where his mind is blown by the big-town experience.

Reilly's character also is attending the conference and is a family man who sees the event as a vacation and time to let loose.

Reilly, whose most recent major feature appearance was in "Step Brothers," next appears in "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant." He is repped by WME and Framework Entertainment.
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