Two awkward family dinners are highlighted in a restricted trailer for "The Campaign". The first dinner takes place at the home of Marty Huggins' family where his kids open up about their secrets. One of Marty's son admits to have been praying to the devil and mentioning the lord's name in vain.
On the other hand, Cam Brady gets his kids disgusted at dinner time as he shares some nasty stories like good position during sex. Looking uninterested in his father's chat, Cam's teenage son abruptly says, "Dad, just be quiet!"
In "The Campaign", Marty is portrayed by Zach Galifianakis, while Cam is played by Will Ferrell. When long-term congressman Cam 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. The rival is Marty, who is the 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, yet home-wrecking comedy.
Before opening wide in the U.S. on August 10, "The Campaign" was scheduled to throw an 11-city tour called "The Whistle Stop", which will finish on July 31 in Washington, DC. Serving as the director is Jay Roach with Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell penning the screenplay.