EXCLUSIVE: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifiankis on 'The Campaign'

By Greg Russell

DETROIT - When long-term congressman Cam Brady, played by Will Ferrell, commits a major public no-no 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: naive Marty Huggins, played by Zach Galifianakis, 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. 

I spoke with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifiankis about how funny The Campaign is and about how true it is when it comes politics and what a candidate will do to get elected.

About the author

Greg Russell has been a television fixture in Detroit for many years. Greg is the host and producer of the syndicated show ?Movie Show Plus?. He travels across the country and around the world to get interviews with today?s biggest stars including Denzel Washington, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and many, many more. Greg is a life long Detroiter.

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