• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Jason Sudeikis Throws Himself Into 'Dog Fight' (Exclusive)

The "Saturday Night Live" regular joins Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the political comedy.

Jason Sudeikis
Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Jason Sudeikis continues his run of booking parts in high-profile comedy projects. This time the Saturday Night Live regular will play politics with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in Dog Fight, which Jay Roach is directing.

Shawn Harwell and frequent Ferrell collaborator Chris Henchy wrote the screenplay, about rival politicians in a small congressional district in South Carolina. Sarah Baker and Katherine LaNasa have also been cast.

PHOTOS: 'Horrible Bosses' Premiere Red Carpet: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman

Galifianakis is producing along with Roach, through his Everyman Pictures, and Ferrell and Adam McKay, through their Gary Sanchez Prods. shingle. Warner Bros. is distributing the movie, which begins filming mid-November in New Orleans for an August release.

EXCLUSIVE: Katherine LaNasa Snags Roles Opposite Will Ferrell, John Cusack

Repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Sudeikis most recently starred in Hall Pass, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and Horrible Bosses, which has grossed $210 million worldwide since its July release. He just began his seventh season on NBC's SNL, and he will appear in an arc on HBO's Eastbound & Down when it returns for its third season. Additionally, Sudeikis continues to provide voices for Fox's The Cleveland Show.