“The Campaign” with Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell Premieres in Hollywood (video)

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Hollywood actors and celebrities gathered in Hollywood for the premiere of “The Campaign” starring Greek-American Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell. The comedy is directed by Jay Roach and along with the two funnymen star Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa and Dylan McDermott, with John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox.

The premiere gathered many Hollywood A-listers and took place at the Hollywood landmark Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Watch interviews from the premiere of the campaign below:

In “The Campaign” two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Farrell) by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center.

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 film opens in the U.S. on August 10.