The film sees Zach Galifianakis squaring off against Will Ferrell for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election. There’s no word about Lithgow’s character but chances are good he will be playing a highly educated buffoon.
He joins a cast that already includes Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Baker and Katherine LaNasa.
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be room for Lithgow to join as a producer, with Galifianakis, Ferrell, Adam McKay and Roach taking up all the spots.
Lithgow is also busy right now touring for his recently published autobiography and can be seen in the upcoming films New Year’s Eve and This Is Forty.