Dan Aykroyd joins Ferrell's 'Dog Fight'?
December 30th, 2011
09:04 AM ET

Dan Aykroyd joins Ferrell's 'Dog Fight'?

According to TheWrap.com, comedy legend Dan Aykroyd has a new project in the works. The actor is said to be joining forces with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis for an upcoming comedy.

The funnymen have signed on to political parody flick “Dog Fight,” penned by “Eastbound & Down” writer Shawn Harwell. Galifianakis, Ferrell and Aykroyd will be starring and producing, along with Ferrell's pal Adam McKay.

Jay Roach is directing the movie, which has Ferrell and Galifianakis portraying bumbling politicians fighting for a congressional seat in North Carolina. Aykroyd's role hasn’t been announced yet.

Hopefully, Will Ferrell will be able to put his hilarious George W. Bush impersonation to use.

The film is slated for release in August, 2012.

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  1. manny


    February 9, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Superhiro

    Will Ferrell + Dan Aykroyd + Political comedy = gold. Every time.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Colyer

    Aykroyd has not been funny since Saturday Night Live in the late 1970s.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Excited

    Got to see the filming of Dog Fight today 🙂 very exciting

    January 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. donna

    I saw this actor in an old comedy called "Neighbors" and he impressed me as an absolute genius. Every time he said something he just put a smile on my face. It was just the way he said it. I am so glad to read about this news and I cannot wait to see "Dog Fight" in August!

    January 26, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. DSBsky

    OMG this is going to be freaking awesome!! Wow. I am all over this.. When great comedic minds like this collide, sparks are bound to fly in the most unpredictable ways possible.. Love it!

    January 23, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. CNNisaJOKE

    "Hopefully, Will Ferrell will be able to put his hilarious George W. Bush impersonation to use."
    Did you not read the story you just wrote? Its a film about a congressional race. Why would Will Ferrel portray that character?

    January 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Project out of bounds


    January 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RS

    Been a fan of Dan's for years. Good to see him still getting some roles. I worry about how heavy he's gotten though. I'm just afraid he'll have a heart attack or stroke. Would hate to lose this wonderful talent before his time, like we did with John Belushi (and yes I am aware that drugs killed him).

    December 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. madhater

    I really enjoy that Crystal Head Mr. Aykroyd.

    December 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sam

    how many chins does he have

    December 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. james brandenstein

    He might as well , seeing that Ghostbusters 3 is a Deal duck .

    December 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mikrik13

    Dan is the man! He and Galifianakis should be able to put people in the seats that may have been put off by Will Ferrell. Ferrell, simply not funny.

    December 30, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. ctb67

    Woohoo! firsties......I have always loved Dan Akroyd. He is a great personality and helped a lot with firefighters and in Louisiana after Katrina. Love ya man! PS Gross Pointe Blank and Evolution were a hoot!

    December 30, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |

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