May 9, 2006

Reilly, Scott in express line for “Quebec”

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John C. Reilly and Seann
William Scott are in negotiations to star in the comedy feature
"Quebec," playing two assistant managers of a large grocery
chain who compete with each other for a coveted promotion.

Lili Taylor ("The Notorious Bettie Page") and Jenna Fischer
(NBC's "The Office") would portray their frustrated wives,

The Dimension Films project marks the feature directing
debut of Steve Conrad, who wrote "The Weather Man" and the
upcoming Will Smith saga "Pursuit of Happyness." He also wrote
the "Quebec" script.

Also joining the cast are Fred Armisen ("Saturday Night
Live") as the store manager, and Gil Bellows ("Ally McBeal") as
a member of the board of directors of the chain's management.

Reilly next appears in Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home
Companion," while Scott stars in Richard Kelly's "Southland
Tales," which will premiere this month at Cannes.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter