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Well what do ya know, a news story involving Dan Aykroyd having nothing to do with 'Ghostbusters 3!' Aykroyd has signed on to costar in director Jay Roach's new political comedy 'Dog Fight.' Aykroyd will be joined by Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis who star as rival North Carolina politicians. 'Dogfight' was written by 'Eastbound & Down's Shawn Harwell marking his first crack at penning a feature film. Nothing too specific has been revealed about Aykroyd's character, but I'm thinking maybe a blustering, long-term senator backing one of the two squabbling politicos? The film is set for an August 10, 2012 release.
This piece of news is a mixed bag of promise and potential disaster. On the one hand, I really like the idea of casting Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, and Dan Aykroyd in a comedy together; somewhat representing three different comedies classes. Even though they are relatively close in age, Galifianakis and Ferrell hit their career strides in decidedly different years. It would therefore be interesting to see how they work together and how they interact with the legendary Aykroyd. However, the inclusion of Jay Roach into the equation is cause for alarm. The nicest way I can phrase this is that I am simply not a fan of Jay Roach. The first Austin Powers movie was passable, aided in no small part by its unfettered nostalgia, but the sequels, especially 'Goldmember,' were piss poor. On top of that, he gave us 'Meet the Parents,' 'Meet the Fockers,' and 'Dinner for Schmucks.' I only hope he is able to do something a bit more worthwhile with this comedy trio.
Am I alone on this? Are there any die hard Roach fans that want to make a case? Are you excited for this film?