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Local teen stars in "The Campaign"

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CENTRAL- "It's way too prominent, way too big of a role," said Randall Cunningham, as he walked into his audition for the movie "The Campaign" thinking he'd never land a spot next to comedy icon Will Ferrell.

Cunningham is happy he was wrong, because that audition put him on the silver screen for the first time playing Ferrell's son in the election-themed comedy romp.

"He could just as easily be a huge jerk and get away with it, but he's not, he loves his fans, he's extremely social, he's just a really cool guy to be around," said Cunningham about his co-star.

Filming lasted three months and some scenes took as long as 14 hours to shoot, including one which featured Ferrell and Cunningham sitting around the dinner table, completely unscripted.

"I was able to look at his improv and see how amazing it actually is, how on-the-spot hilarious it is, he's a master at it, he really is," said Cunningham.

The movie opens this weekend and Cunningham says he'll watch it with friends. It's not the only movie the young actor is in: you can catch him again in "Thunderstruck," due out later this month.

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