Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis
With mere months to go before America picks its next glutton-for-punishment-inchief, no one can be blamed for feeling political fatigue. But will the day ever come when we grow tired of the infantile Ferrell or Mr. Weird Beard, Galifianakis? We doubt it, happily, and this election flick starring the two comedians as competing North Carolina pols may prove funnier than the real thing (especially since Mssrs. Cain and Trump are long gone). There’s no lesser of two evils here—we’re back to talking about the film now—just a couple of shameless dopes. Expect political pandering to take a satirical punch to the gut, regardless of party affiliation. Steering the project is Jay Roach, best known for the Austin Powers and Fockers franchises, and recently, a small-screen success with HBO’s tart tongued Sarah Palin drama Game Change. That bodes well for this one; additionally, the cast is Altman-deep with such comic legends as Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, and Brian Cox.