Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to Have Calm and Mature Halloween in ‘Devil’s Night’

By  · Published on October 14th, 2013

Like chocolate and peanut butter, or whiskey and Diet Coke, or burritos and Tapatío, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are one of the most magical pairings known to man. The duo previously starred together in Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers (and to a really messed up extent as uncle and nephew in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie), and now they are teaming up again for Devil’s Night.

Devil’s Night is October 30th, the day before Halloween ‐ and the day when the real fun happens. Anyone who has had Monday classes when Halloween fell on a Sunday can attest to this. Ferrell and Reilly will star as Leonard and Gabe, who become best friends on the holiday as children, but are also torn apart by its chaos and destruction. Fifteen years later, they are forced to reunite to save their neighborhood after Devil’s Night grows out of control.

It sounds like this will be a full movie of that scene from Step Brothers where they tried to fight off the kids on the playground that were bullying Dale, which is pretty promising to me. Will they eat dog poop, though? Because the last time they did, it made them $100m at the box office.

The film is penned by Yes Man writers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul and is being produced by Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. There’s no director attached yet or other casting news, so it looks like we might have to wait a little while to see what kind of mischief these men get up to on the night before Halloween. For now, let’s just think about what kind of costumes they’d pick out for themselves. [The Wrap]