Meadows walks 'Walk' for Apatow


Tim Meadows is in final negotiations to join Columbia Pictures' "Walk Hard," the John C. Reilly comedy being produced by Judd Apatow.

Directed by Jake Kasdan from a script by Apatow and Kasdan, the film pokes fun at the musician biopic genre and centers on a singer named Dewey Cox (Reilly) who overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Meadows will play the drummer in Reilly's band.

Also cast in the movie is Raymond J. Barry, who will play Cox's cold and angry father who is constantly telling him he is a failure.

Jenna Fischer and Kristen Wiig already are onboard.

The film is scheduled to start shooting this month in Los Angeles.

Meadows, who recently signed with APA, recently wrapped "Nobody Knows Anything" and is a contributor to "The Colbert Report." His feature credits include "The Benchwarmers" and "Mean Girls." He is additionally repped by Brillstein-Grey.

Barry's most recent credits include features "Steel City," for which he is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and "Little Children." He is repped by Metropolitan Talent Agency and manager Bob McGowan of McGowan Management.