Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in Political Ads for 'The Campaign'

May 7, 2012
Source: Facebook

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.

The Campaign - Vote for Cam

The Campaign - Vote for Marty

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.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Not sure what to think... first Ferrell movie I haven't been 100% sure about. I think I'll wait for the reviews.

Bibowski on May 7, 2012


I agree but I'm far... far from 100% on this. It's all cheap shots on their stupidity. With this much talent they should do better.

Akirakorn on May 7, 2012


I like that they are both idiots, just like the politicians in real life too.

Crapola on May 7, 2012


as such, it seems entirely appropriate that the Huggins / Galifianakis video uses the simply jaw dropping 'America We Stand As One' song in the background.

son_et_lumiere on May 8, 2012


When I first saw that, I actually thought it was by Weird Al Yankovic, but then to my horror I realised it was real. At the time I was working in an office and I showed it to someone and they actually thought it was good. I never really trusted that person and avoided any conversation with them ever again.

Crapola on May 9, 2012


only 3 comments? I think this movie looks really funny so far. I'm glad that Will isn't just doing his George W thing and Zach seems to be doing the impression of his fake brother, but that's fine cuz that character is hilarious and not very well known. 

DaftBot on May 8, 2012


God no. Not good. Just do more Anchormans.

Michael P. Shipley on May 8, 2012


Ick.  Don't get all the politically themed films.  I just get too much politics as it is already.  Election years are the worst.  Love these two, but subject matter will keep me away. 

bozo connors on May 8, 2012



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