Filming on Anchorman: The Legend Continues is underway in Atlanta, and a new set photo has arrived from Piedmont Park. The set photo has an image of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) sitting on a park bench with a small child, who may or may not be the anchorman’s son. Back in April 2012, director Adam McKay said they were still writing the script, but there was a key phrase: “custody battle”. With that unruly hair, it’s tough to believe that the boy could be any son of Ron Burgundy, but it looks like that’s the case. It’s also a shame that things didn’t work out with Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), but then again, she is a smelly pirate hooker.
Hit the jump to check out the set photo. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Dylan Baker, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
The cast for director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues has grown by two, even though production on the film is already underway in Atlanta. Deadline reports that Greg Kinnear and Josh Lawson (The Campaign, House of Lies) have signed on to the follow-up in a couple of unspecified roles. They join returning castmembers Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate as well as newcomers Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Dylan Baker. Kinnear doesn’t get to flaunt his comedic prowess enough, in my opinion, so I’m looking forward to seeing him play around in the Anchorman universe. The film hits theaters later this year on December 20th.
In case you’re still in shock over yesterday’s fantastic news that Harrison Ford has joined the cast of the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, some photographic proof has popped up online proving that Ford is indeed starring in the comedy. A couple of new photos from the Atlanta set have surfaced, giving us our fist look at Ford’s “legendary anchorman” character as well as new looks at Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy and Christina Applegate’s Veronica Corningstone. It’s nothing too mind-blowing, but it’s most definitely neat to see Ford in character walking alongside the one and only Ron Burgundy.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. Directed by Adam McKay, the film also stars Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, and Dylan Baker. Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens on December 20th.
Filming on Anchorman 2 is underway, but the flick continues to add great actors to its cast. THR is reporting that Harrison Ford has signed on to play “a legendary newscaster a la Tom Brokaw.” Ford has settled comfortably into playing supporting roles lately, and he’ll be sharing the screen this year in the upcoming films 42, Paranoia, and Ender’s Game. The size of his role in Anchorman 2 or how it will factor into the plot is unknown as details on the story remain scarce. However, we know that James Marsden will play Ron’s (Will Ferrell) nemesis, and that Ron is angling to go to New York City, which “is the holy grail for all newsmen,” according to director and co-writer Adam McKay. We can also look out for Kristen Wiig to play a love interest for the lovably legally-retarded Brick Tamland (Steve Carell).
The film also stars Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, and John C. Reilly. Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20th. [Update: The first set photos have leaked online. Hit the jump to check them out.]
Steve Carell wore a nice pair of slacks when he stopped by NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to announce the start of production on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Currently setting up to shoot in Atlanta, the sequel will reunite San Diego’s favorite news team almost ten years after their original outing. This time around, director Adam McKay plans to take the crew to New York City. I can only imagine how Brick Tamland will respond.
Starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good and Dylan Baker, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th. Hit the jump to watch Carell on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and see what he has to say about Brick’s mental state.
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We’ve got a couple of interesting casting stories to share this evening. First up, it appears that a frequent collaborator of director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell’s may be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Production on that film begins in Atlanta next week, and Bleeding Cool has a copy of a casting call sent to Atlanta agencies asking for people who look like John C. Reilly and have the same build as the actor. It appears they’re attempting to nab a stand-in for Reilly, which means he’s most likely making at least a brief appearance in the follow-up.
If the first film’s bounty of familiar faces is any indication, I imagine this won’t be the last cameo appearance we hear about for Anchorman 2. Hopefully they manage to keep at least a couple of them secret. Hit the jump for casting news concerning Syriana writer/director Stephen Gaghan’s long-awaited follow-up film, Candy Store.
Production on Anchorman: The Legend Continues is poised to get underway next week in Atlanta, and fans are understandably eager to find out what kind of hijinks the Channel 4 news team will get themselves into in the follow-up. The entire team from the first film returns, with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell writing the script, McKay directing, and Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate reprising their roles. New additions to the cast include Kristen Wiig as a love interest for Carell’s Brick Tamland and James Marsden as a fellow anchorman and “Ron Burgundy’s nemesis,” but plot details thus far have been few and far between.
McKay recently dropped a few tidbits of information regarding the film’s story, revealing that the plot involves the newsteam angling for glory in New York City and talking a bit about Wiig’s character. Hit the jump to read on.
We’ve got a few casting stories to share this evening. Briefly:
- As production gears up to begin next month, James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman 2 as a rival anchor and nemesis to Ron Burgundy.
- Michael Biehn has been tapped to topline the Canadian MMA horror thriller Severed Connection.
- Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Joyful Noise) is set to star opposite Anna Kendrick in writer/director Richard LaGravenese’s musical The Last Five Years.
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Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are all set to return for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Kristen Wiig was rumored to join the cast as Carell’s love interest, an item that just became fact as director Adam McKay confirmed the casting on Twitter:
Anchorman: The Legend Continues, set for release on December 20, 2013, picks up with the San Diego news crew at the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle.
Hit the jump for a casting update for the adaptation of The Book Thief.
As 2012 winds down to a close, it’s tough to see us having another year filled with so many good movies anytime soon. Nevertheless, looking to 2013 there’s certainly reason to be excited, and what better way to kick off the new year than to take a look at what 2013 has in store for us by way of blockbuster filmmaking? We’ve compiled a list of 20 “blockbusters” to look forward to in the coming year, and the resulting preview teases some promisingly diverse fare. Naturally there’s no lack of superhero movies headed our way, but we’ve also got a great mix of exciting entries in horror, comedy, sci-fi, and drama to look forward to. Hit the jump to take a look at our 2013 Blockbuster Preview.
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled Mayan apocalypse plans to bring you a very important announcement: Paramount has set a release date of December 20, 2013 for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. The sequel to 2004′s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy will feature the return of director Adam McKay and principal actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner. The story will once again center on some of San Diego’s zaniest newspeople, but will now see them amid the culture of the 24-hour news cycle. Oh and there will totally be a fully-choreographed musical number. Hit the jump for more.
As the Anchorman sequel gears up to start production early next year, director Adam McKay is looking to fill out the rest of his cast. We already know that Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate are set to reprise their roles from the 2004 comedy, and now The Wrap reports that Kristen Wiig may be joining the cast. The actress is apparently being eyed for the role of Carell’s love interest, making for a fantastically promising comedy pairing.
McKay and Ferrell aren’t entirely done with the script just yet, and the report cautions that no cast beyond the principals has been firmed up. Interestingly, though, The Wrap adds that Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release in October 2013. We previously knew that Paramount was eyeing an unspecified date in 2013 for the film’s release, but this is the first time we’ve heard the mention of a solid month. As the start date looms closer, expect more Anchorman 2 news soon.
If you’re a fan of Adam McKay’s work (Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) and/or a fan of musical numbers, you should be pretty happy with this news. It sounds as if Anchorman 2 is going to feature at least one musical sequence with a bit more movement to it; no word yet on if any jazz flute will be featured. McKay also revealed a bit more about the plot of the sequel, which is set in the world of 24 hour news and will still probably not include a Ghost Rider cameo. The writer/director is currently revising the script with star Will Ferrell and, though shooting is expected to start in March, there is no release date scheduled as of now. Hit the jump to see what McKay had to say.
The first teaser trailers for director Adam McKay‘s Anchorman 2 has gone online. While I love reporting on movie news, I can’t help but be a little jealous of Anchorman fans who will walk into The Dictator, and had no idea that Anchorman 2 was on the way (I’m working off the assumption these fans also missed Ron Burgundy’s announcement on Conan). We don’t know what the plot of the sequel will be (it might involve the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle and diversity), but it will most likely contain more of the brilliant one-liners you heard in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and the ones you’ll hear in this trailer. We’ve also included an exclusive teaser trailer from FunnyOrDie, which contains different dialogue.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers, and click here to check out the poster. The film stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner. Anchorman 2 (possibly titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues) opens in 2013.