Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for The Campaign, a political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two opposing candidates for Congress in North Carolina. As you’d expect, they’re both really ridiculous and this seems like it has a lot of potential. The timing is pretty good for this one, too, since its U.S. release is set for August 10th, just before the real-life presidential elections. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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.
This cast looks like a perfect match with this director for this political send-up, and I’m pleased to see Jason Sudeikis on board as well. Are you looking forward to The Campaign?