Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis Political Comedy Dog Fight Adds Sarah Baker
After nearly a decade spent banging around television projects in supporting roles, actress Sarah Baker has landed a plumb role in a Warner Bros. comedy that, thanks to its tie to the current political landscape, is generating some heat.
Baker will play Zach Galifianakisís wife in Jay Roachís Dog Fight, according to Variety. The comedy, once known as Southern Rivals, centers around two politicians vying for an open seat in a small congressional district in South Carolina. Galifianakisís rival on the other side of the campaign trail will be Will Ferrell, who said that while the comedy is focused on small-scale government, it will have big things to say about our nationís current political system.
Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell wrote the Dog Fight script for Roach, who cast Galifianakis in a small, scene-stealing role in Dinner for Schmucks. As for Baker, she doesnít have a ton of big-screen experience. Though she got her start with a small part in Reese Witherspoonís Sweet Home Alabama, she quickly transitioned to television work, where she contributed to Kath & Kim, The Office, Good Luck Charlie and Bones.
But, with all due respect to Ms. Baker, most people lining up to buy tickets to Dog Fight want to see Ferrell and Galifianakis in all of their foolish, man-child glories. And with Roach at the helm, Iím encouraged to believe that the movie will push the envelope of embarrassment, hopefully sullying Americaís busted political system in the process. Look for Dog Fight, which is heading into pre-production, to reach theaters on Aug. 10, 2012.
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