Jason Sudeikis has joined the upcoming political comedy Dog Fight for Warner Bros. and director Jay Roach.

Shawn Harwell (Eastbound & Down) and Chris Henchy (The Other Guys) wrote the script, which centers on fierce political rivals (Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis) in a small South Carolina congressional district. No details were given regardling Jason Sudeikis' character. Sarah Baker and Katherine LaNasa also recently joined the cast.

Jay Roach is producing Dog Fight with Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Adam McKay. Production will begin next month in New Orleans, with Warner Bros. already setting an August 10, 2012 release date for Dog Fight.