Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will introduce their man-child style of humor to politics this Summer for their upcoming film The Campaign. Directed by Jay Roach (Dinner for Schmucks), the film follows the North Carolina race between Cam Brady (Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) for a seat in the United States Congress.
Before releasing a full-length trailer, Warner Bros. has released two contrasting ads for each actor’s fictional campaign. The Playlist posted both of the ads today and they are both rather underwhelming. The concept for this type of movie is pretty great and seems to have an endless array of gag opportunities, but the commercials only reveal jokes that are pretty predictable. Will Ferrell seems to be picking up right where he left off with his George W. Bush impersonation from Saturday Night Live and Galifianakis comes across to silly for any legitimate satire.
I still have high hopes that the film will live up to the concept and that it will give Zach Galifianakis his first decent film role. Take a look at the two ads below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!
The Campaign will be in theatres in the U.S. on August 10, 2012.