The comedy dream team of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis squares off this summer as Congressional candidates in the political comedy The Campaign. The first trailer is structured as a pair of campaign ads for each candidate, Cam Brady (Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Galifianakis.)
Judging by the trailer, the jokes are underwhelming, the political satire a bit toothless, and it’s Ferrell returning to playing a dim-bulb politician years after his Bush impression went stale. But the director, Jay Roach, has made some good comedies, as well as HBO’s “Recount,” one of the better political films of recent years.
The movie is set to come out August 10.