Roach, Galifianakis, Ferrell Get Political

“Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents” director Jay Roach is set to direct a politically themed comedy which Warner Bros. Pictures just won the rights to reports Deadline.

Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell are attached to the film in which the pair would go head-to-head as political rivals hoping to become presidential candidates. Further details aren’t forthcoming, but it is known that Chris Henchy (“The Other Guys”) and Shawn Harwell (“Eastbound and Down”) will pen the script.

Roach, who directed the award-winning HBO political dramedy “Recount”, hopes to get the film in theatres around the time of the 2012 political election. Roach, Galifianakis, Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce.