Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) have one thing in common: they are both lazy, unemployed leeches who still live with their parents. When Brennan's mother and Dale's father marry and move in together, it turns the overgrown boys' world upside down. Their insane rivalry and narcissism pull the new family apart, forcing them to work together to reunite their parents.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who last teamed in the box-office smash Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, now star in Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay (Talladega Nights, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy). In Step Brothers, Ferrell plays Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen). Reilly plays Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert (Richard Jenkins). When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright laziness threaten to tear the "new" family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house.
Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, an Apatow Company / Mosaic Media Group / Gary Sanchez production, a film by Adam McKay, Step Brothers. The film stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott, and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Adam McKay. Produced by Jimmy Miller and Judd Apatow. Screenplay by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay, from a story by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay & John C. Reilly. Executive producers are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and David Householter. Director of Photography is Oliver Wood.
Production Designer is Clayton Hartley. Editor is Brent White. Costume Designer is Susan Matheson. Music by Jon Brion. Music Supervision is by Hal Willner.
Step Brothers has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for crude and sexual content and pervasive language. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on July 25, 2008.