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Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Intend to Run for Onscreen President in 2012

Two big names have just been tossed into the mix for the 2012 presidential election — the fictional one, at least. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are teaming up for for an untitled movie pitch where the two will play candidates for the presidency; directed by Jay Roach (who just worked with Galifianakis on Dinner for Schmucks), it's hoped that a studio will pick up the film soon and position it for release near to the real-life 2012 election. No word yet on who's writing, or whether Ferrell's most frequent partner, Adam McKay — a political junkie who contributes quite a bit to the Huffington Post — will be involved. [Deadline]

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