McKay’s second film as co-writer/director starts showing in theaters. Ferrell co-writes and stars as Ricky Bobby, a top-ranked NASCAR driver, while Reilly plays teammate Cal Naughton. McKay explains how Reilly adapted to the director’s unique style:
He is incredible, a revelation. We were amazed at how well he did with improvisation.
The film makes $47,042,215 in its opening weekend.