EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that “everybody’s interested” in a new pitch that just went out to Hollywood studios for Jay Roach to direct Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell in a political comedy about 2 candidates timed to 2012’s U.S. presidential election. (To make it more realistic, one of those candidates should be a woman since Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton could be running…) Remember that Roach has experience in this genre; he replaced Sydney Pollack as the director of HBO’s 2008 Emmy-winning dramedy Recount about the 2000 Bush vs Gore election.