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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have proven to be an awesome comedic duo, starring together in both Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and now they're now getting ready to try and capture that collaborative spark as co-leads in a film for the third time. According to The Wrap, both actors are now attached to star in Devil's Night, a new comedy set on the notorious night before Halloween when suburban pranksters decorate their neighborhoods with eggs and toilet paper.
Set up at Sony and set to be produced through Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions label, the film will tell the story of two guys named Leonard and Gabe. As kids they became best friends thanks to the October 30th "celebration," but it also became what tore them apart. Fifteen years after the end of their friendship they are forced to come back together and save their neighborhood when Devil's Night begins to get out of control. Writing partners Andrew Mogul and Jarrad Paul, who previously collaborated on the script for the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man as well as the animated series Allen Gregory, wrote the original script.
While this will be the first time that Ferrell and Reilly have played leads together since Step Brothers in 2008, it may not be too long until we get to see them united on the big screen. In February it was reported that Reilly has a small role/cameo in the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which will once again feature Ferrell as TV news anchor Ron Burgundy. The movie is coming out on December 20th, but now that we've entered October that doesn't seem all that far away.
In addition to the Anchorman sequel, Ferrell has also completed work voice work for Phil Lord and Chris Miller's upcoming Lego Movie (in which he plays the film's main villain, President Business). He most recently worked with Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, Alan Tudyk in the Shira Piven-directed comedy Welcome To Me, which is expected to come out sometime next year. Reilly, meanwhile, hasn't been in a movie yet this year, but has been keeping busy with roles in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy and writer/director Jeff Baena's film Life After Beth with Ana Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza.
You didn't think I was going to end this article without some Ferrell/Reilly awesomeness, did you? While I debated choosing a particular scene from their previous collaborations, I've instead decided to go with the gag/blooper reel from Step Brothers, as it brings the most bang for the buck: