Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis have hit the road to meet fans and talk about their roles in “The Campaign” as rival candidates who will stop at nothing to win an election.
The actors began the campaign trail July 17 at The Grove in Los Angeles, joking with fans and fielding questions at a press conference that focused on their roles as out-of-control political rivals. The event launched an 11-city whistle-stop tour of public appearances that will travel the two across North America through July 31.
Ferrell and Galifianakis next touched down in St. Louis on July 17. On July 18, they appeared in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Chicago; on July 19, they campaigned in Chicago and Seattle; and yesterday, July 20, they were in San Francisco.
The second leg will then take them to Boston and Toronto on Monday, July 30; and on Tuesday, July 31, appropriately enough, they will wrap with visits to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Among the trip’s highlights, Ferrell and Galifianakis coached opposing teams in a ferocious tug-of-war contest at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Ft. Worth, Texas. At Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field, the two threw out dueling first pitches at the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game. In Toronto, they will visit Canada’s beloved Hockey Hall of Fame, where their arrival will coincide with the arrival of the also-touring Stanley Cup. In Philadelphia, they will don tricorn hats and attempt to recreate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and finally, in D.C., pose for photos at the U.S. Capitol. Other events will be announced locally.
About the film:
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star as rival North Carolina congressional candidates out to bury each other in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from “Meet the Fockers” director Jay Roach, that takes today’s political circus to the next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there’s always room to dig a whole lot deeper.
“The Campaign” also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott and Katherine LaNasa, with John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox. Directed by Jay Roach and written by Chris Henchy & Shawn Harwell, from a story by Adam McKay & Chris Henchy & Shawn Harwell, the film was produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jay Roach and Zach Galifianakis. Amy Sayres, Jon Poll and Chris Henchy served as executive producers.
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