Two new posters for director Jay Roach’s (Meet the Parents) political comedy The Campaign have been released. The film centers on an incumbent candidate (Will Ferrell) who doesn’t expect to be opposed in his run for a fifth-term, but he finds an unexpected challenger in the unassuming and dim-witted Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). The trailers have been pretty funny, but what’s most enticing to me about The Campaign is the prospect of seeing Galifianakis’ frequent stand-up character Seth Galifianakis on the big screen. Anyone who’s seen the comedian’s stand-up or select episodes of Between Two Ferns will instantly recognize that Marty Huggins is essentially just the character of Zach’s “twin” brother Seth with a different name. Seth Galifianakis’ sweet, Southern attitude towards anything and everything should make for some hilarious moments between Galifianakis and Ferrell.
Hit the jump to check out the two posters, which include eagles and puppies. The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, and Dan Aykroyd. The Campiagn opens on August 10th.
Posters via Yahoo!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Campaign:
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from “Meet the Parents” director Jay Roach that takes today’s political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there’s room to dig a whole lot deeper.