VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis And Jay Roach Talk THE CAMPAIGN

By AMC July 17, 2012

Comedians Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis were on hand at Comic-Con this weekend to talk a bit about their upcoming political comedy "The Campaign" as well hand out a few dollar bills to AMC movie news managing editor John campea for his journalistic efforts.

Take a look at our video interview with the pair below as well as the film's director Jay Roach who gives a bit of insight about working with these talented comedic improvisors.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Talk "The Campaign" At Comic Con 2012:

Director Jay Roach Talks "The Campaign" At Comic Con 2012:


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: naïve 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. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

Jay Roach directs a cast that includes Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox.

"The Campaign" opens in AMC Theatres on August 10, 2012.

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