Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Talk Politics of The Campaign
08.09.12 by Ryan
This weekend, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will square off on the big screen for the first time in the comedy The Campaign (formerly Dog Fight and Rivals). Ferrell plays Camden "Cam" Brady, a longtime North Carolina Congressman, with Galifianakis as his newcomer rival Martin "Marty" Huggins. According to the movie's stars, it may be the first comedy of its kind.
"I don't know of any kind of big, R-rated political comedy," Galifianakis told Hollywood Dailies' own Patrick Stinson about the movie. "I don't know if there is one."
(1992's Bob Roberts comes to mind as far as a R-Rated political comedy, though the scale was considerably smaller.)
Galifiankis is no stranger to the world of politics, admitting that his uncle was a Congressman, while both actors discussed what it meant for them to also act as producers on the comedy during our interview.
The Campaign was directed by Jay Roach (Dinner for Schmucks) from a script by Chris Henchy (The Other Guys) and Shawn Harwell (Eastbound and Down). The movie co-stars also stars Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Dan Aykroyd (Yogi Bear) and Katherine LaNasa (Valentine's Day).