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Monday, July 30, 2012
Upcoming movie inspired by real-life politics
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The director for Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘s upcoming movie The Campaign
says the film was inspired by real-life political squabbling —
particularly, those recent GOP presidential debates. Mediaite says, “The
movie, follows two congressional candidates playing increasingly dirty
as they vie for political office. Vanity Fair writes, “Director Jay Roach, who also helmed Game Change and Recount,
says he did a lot of research on the pressure candidates are under to
go negative early, and turn bad things into good things and vice verse.
“That’s fascinating to me, the spin-doctor thing. And now with billions
of dollars pouring into every campaign, paying the spin doctor, the
commercial guy, the opposition-research guy, it’s such a heated battle,”
he told VF Daily. “ More from Vanity Fair’s VF Daily.