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.
Fox 2000 optioned Markus Zusak‘s young adult novel The Book Thief a few years ago. The project is moving forward now that the studio hired Brian Percival to direct. Death narrates the novel, set during WWII, telling “the story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken at age 9 to live with a foster family in a German working-class neighborhood.” Michael Petroni (The Rite) penned the adaptation. As the director of several episodes of Downton Abbey, Percival is a classy choice. Percival is coming off an Emmy in 2011 for his work on the first episode of everyone’s favorite British soap.
According to Variety, Fox 2000 wants The Book Thief in production by the summer. Hit the jump to read the full book synopsis.