After helming a couple of decent comedies like Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Meet the Parents, director Jay Roach moved towards directing HBO’s political dramas like Recount and Game Change. Now, the director is combining all of that in The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis, and the first trailer for this politically charged comedy is now online.
We recently posted the political attack ads from both parties, but that was nothing when compared to how hysterical this trailer is. From catering to the most awkward groups and ritual snake biting to punching babies and having no sympathy after doing so, The Campaign is looking like it will be a hit comedy in a season that is surrounded by action blockbusters. You can check out the trailer below.
It’s great to see Galifianakis in these sorts of comedies. Sure he’s done others, but I think people recognize him more for The Hangover than his other comedic efforts. Hopefully The Campaign is the film to get him out of the hole. The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Baker, and Dylan McDermott. The Campaign opens in theaters on August 10, 2012.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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: naive 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.