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Dan Aykroyd to Get Southern and Political Again for ‘Dog Fight’

It feels like Dan Aykroyd hasn’t been around for a while, but that’s only because I refused to see Yogi Bear, barely noticed him as the Vice President in War, Inc. and refused (again) to see  I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. So he hasn’t been retired or anything, but it’s sure felt like it.

Nevertheless, he’ll be coming out of that non-retirement for Dog Fight, the political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two South Carolinians who have their sights on the presidency. According to Movie Hole, the Oscar nominated actor is on board, but the role isn’t specified. Hopefully this won’t further delay that certain, ghost-bustin’ sequel Aykroyd has been steadily working on. I’m speaking, of course, about My Stepmother is an Alien 2.

The capable Jay Roach is directing a script from Chris Henchy (The Other Guys, and producer of many, many other movies) and Shawn Harwell (Eastbound and Down). Smash all that together, and it feels like reason for mild excitement.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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