Ferrell Vs. Galifianakis in Trailer and Poster for The Campaign

Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell in THE CAMPAIGN

It’s certainly an election year in the US, just not the one you are thinking of. Warner Bros. Pictures (via iTunes Trailers) has released a trailer for Jay Roach’s new comedy with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. It’s familiar turf, but a welcome return nonetheless.

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.

The Campaign is released in Australia on 9 August 2012 from Roadshow Films, and in the US on 10 August 2012.

Campaign poster (Jay Roach)