They may not be politically correct, but Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play politicians running for Congress in the highly anticipated summer release, The Campaign.
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell's appearance at the National Constitution Center is part of a nationwide tour - some might call it a Hollywood promotional campaign - to promote their new film.
National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner will welcome Ferrell and Galifianakis, who will put aside their intense rivalry for a brief moment to add their signatures to a commemorative copy of the Constitution in honor of its 225th anniversary. By doing so, Ferrell and Galifianakis will follow in the footsteps of visionary men who came together – despite their differences – to sign one of our nation’s most important documents.
Additional VIPs participating in the event include select members of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers and Philly’s best ambassador - Ben Franklin himself! (Ben is looking good for 306 year old man!)
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
In the film, Ferrell and Galifianakis play heated political archrivals.When long-term Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of unscrupulous power brokers plots 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 and a cutthroat campaign manager, 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.
Click here to watch a clip of The Campaign. Please be advised that this film is rated R and is not intended for anyone under the age of 17.
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