Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in Political Ads for 'The Campaign'
We got our first look at political rivals Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in a new comedy from Game Change and Meet the Parents director Jay Roach, and now the advertising campaign for The Campaign is kicking off via Facebook. If you head over to the official page, you'll see the two lead men in character as Marty Huggins and Cam Brady, looking for your votes, introducing themselves in character for the film. Galifianakis' mustache in the first look photos had me hoping that his Seth Galifianakis persona would come through, and fans of that comedy bit won't be disappointed while Ferrell seems to be doing his best Al Gore.
In addition to the video with the characters introducing themselves and clearly being clueless about how votes work and how to appeal to their constituents, there are also two different pages for both Cam Brady and Marty Huggins which you can check out, and that's where we snagged these political posters featuring each of the candidates below. We should be getting the first trailer for this film sometime very soon (to join the faux TV political ads embedded below), so stay tuned for all of our updates on The Campaign.
Jay Roach who has moved from comedies like Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Meet the Parents to HBO's political dramas like Recount and Game Change is combining his experience for The Campaign, written by Chris Henchy (The Other Guys) and Shawn Harwell ("Eastbound & Down"). The film has Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis as congressional rivals from the South and also features a fantastic cast including Dan Ayrkroyd, Jason Sudeikis, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Dylan McDermott and more. The film is expected to hit theaters just a couple months before the presidential election on August 10th, 2012.