This family ain’t big enough for the both of them…
Produced by JUDD APATOW (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express) and directed and co-written by regular Ferrell collaborator ADAM McKAY (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, TV’s Saturday Night Live), Step Brothers stars FERRELL and REILLY as two spoiled guys who become competitive step brothers when their single parents get hitched.
FERRELL plays Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy (MARY STEENBURGEN, Elf, Nixon). REILLY plays Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert (RICHARD JENKINS, Burn After Reading, The Visitor, TV’s Six Feet Under). 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 aggressive laziness threaten to tear the 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.