In today's column, Fox 411's Roger Friedman points out that the members of Steely Dan are very, very cross with Owen "The Butterscotch Stallion" Wilson for starring in You, Me, and Dupree, but not because the movie, by nearly all accounts, profoundly sucks. The band believes that the film's premise was stolen from their song "Cousin Dupree," which, like the movie, features a ne'er-do-well named Randy Dupree who freeloads on someone's couch. In a wildly amusing and unhinged open letter on their site, the band declares their beef to Luke Wilson, asking him to talk some sense into his brother, whom they offer the option of apologizing for Hollywood's perceived idea-filching sins onstage at one of their concerts or risk a career-hampering skullfucking (not in so many words, of course) by a rather unpleasant sounding Russian associate of theirs. Guilty or not, we really hope the Stallion opts for the apology—it'd be a shame if Dupree became the last entry on his IMDb profile because of a tragically violent credit arbitration.
- Open Letter To The Great Comic Actor Luke Wilson [Steely Dan.com]
- Steely Dan: 'You, Me and Dupree' Stole Our Character [Fox 411]