You're probably already sick of political ads by now, what with the presidential election less than six weeks away, but a group of Barack Obama supporters are banking on the fact a new unorthodox spot they're releasing — starring Samuel L. Jackson and jarringly titled "Wake the F*** Up" — will get your attention.
(Check out an exclusive preview of the video, only on Yahoo!, above. And, yes, we are aware that this is a partisan video. When a clever pro-Romney video surfaces next, we promise to feature it on Yahoo! as well.)
The three-minute, 30-second ad, sponsored by the Jewish Council for Education and Research, is a play on the reading Jackson did last year of the satirical "children's book" Go the F*** to Sleep, which quickly went viral.
Adam Mansbach, who wrote the book, also penned the script for the video (set to dramatic, kid-action-filmesque music), which follows a young girl as she goes from room to room of her house, attempting to reenergize her jaded family into taking part in the Obama campaign this time around like they did four years ago. Though Jackson wasn't signed on to star in the spot when Mansbach wrote the dialogue, he did revise it for the movie star, a task he calls "great fun." "Knowing that an actor of Sam's caliber is going to be performing your words is a real thrill," notes Mansbach, who's also authored multiple novels.
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