Directed by Jay Roach, the helmer on the Austin Powers movies and Game Change, The Campaign centers on a hotly contested North Carolina Congressional election between the entitled incumbent and a good- natured imbecile vying for his seat. On Monday, Warner Bros. released two character posters featuring stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis holding a bald eagle and a pair of pugs, respectively. Now, perhaps in order to capitalize on our collectively having America on the brain, there's a new set of character posters. These two are simpler, with the two stars glaring at each other from their posters. MVP: Galifianakis's mustache.
All three of the posters you're going to see here are courtesy of IMP Awards.
Also starring Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Sarah Baker, Dan Aykroyd, and Amelia Jackson-Gray, The Campaign arrives in theaters on August 10th.
Okay, that's the big studio comedy, let's move on to the altogether more personal independent. Anybody well-versed in the radio program This American Life is familiar with Mike Birbiglia, a comedian who combines often painful or humiliating personal stories with a deadpan wit and unstoppably likable persona. Birbiglia, who recently showed up on HBO's Girls, is regularly featured on TAL, and he's had several Comedy Central stand-up specials.
Sleepwalk With Me is adapted from his one-man show about his life, framed by his odd struggles with a sleepwalking disorder. It's the directorial debut of the man affectionately known as Birbigs, and the screenplay boasts contributions from This American Life voice/head honcho Ira Glass, who also serves as an executive producer. Birbigs and Glass wrote the script with Seth Barrish and Joe Birbiglia.
The movie co-stars Lauren Ambrose, Hannibal Buress, and Wyatt Cenec. It premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to a most positive reception, winning an Audience Award for Best of Next. If you're psyched for this movie, then it's only because you don't know Birbigs.
Sleepwalk With Me arrives in theaters on August 24th.