John Lithgow Joining Galifianakis and Ferrell for 'Dog Fight' Comedy
feedproxy.google.com Over the past few years, the incomparable John Lithgow has taken on some great roles in the Showtime series "Dexter," not to mention this year's turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and a forthcoming appearance in New Year's Eve. Now Lithgow teaming up with some comedy giants as Variety reports the "3rd Rock from the Sun" star has taken a role in Dog Fight, the political comedy from director Jay Roach following Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election.
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The Campaign Synopsis and Credits

When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) 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. 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, 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, home-wrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

"The Campaign" stars Dan Aykroyd, Dylan McDermott, Jason Sudeikis, John Lithgow, Josh Lawson, Katherine LaNasa, Will Ferrell, and Zach Galifianakis.

Directed by Jay Roach.
Written by Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell.
Produced by Adam McKay, Jay Roach, Will Ferrell, and Zach Galifianakis.
Production company/distributor: Warner Bros..

Release Date: August 10, 2012

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