Jay Roach directed Game Change, HBO’s docudrama about the 2008 election that conservative critics resented because they thought it lampooned Sarah Palin. In his summer comedy, The Campaign, lampooning the candidates is the whole point. As you can see from the new poster, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis go nose-to-nose in a crucial congressional election in North Carolina. Ferrell is a slimy incumbent who’s never faced a real electoral challenge, while Galifianakis plays the clueless outsider who wants to clean up Washington. “May the Best Loser Win,” reads the tagline. I already like this better than Welcome to Mooseport. See a larger version of the poster and watch the trailer after the jump.
The Campaign hits theaters on August 10.