Paramount Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Much like the initial teaser trailer that was unveiled before the film even began production, this trailer doesn’t show any actual footage. In fact, it actually looks like it may have been shot at the same time as that initial teaser, but it’s no less hilarious. We get individual greetings from Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell all in character, but unsurprisingly it’s Carell’s Brick who steals the show. This movie cannot get here fast enough.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20.
Your favorite stars have signed on to two exciting television projects:
- Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire will star opposite Will Ferrell in the six-episode IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon, produced by Ferrell and Adam McKay.
- John Krasinski will guest star on season four of Arrested Development. The impressive guest roster also boasts Wiig (hey), Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen, Conan O’Brien, Isla Fisher, Andy Richter, John Slattery, and Terry Crews.
More after the jump.
Ever since Jack Black punted Will Ferrell’s dog off a bridge in Anchorman, tensions have remained high between the two comedic veterans. Not really. But they haven’t had an opportunity to work together since then. That’s all about to change with New Line’s Tag Brothers, a comedy pitch based on a real life occurrence. A Wall Street Journal article chronicled the shenanigans of a Spokane, Washington group of friends whose long-running game of tag soon became the subject of national attention. Now in their 40s, they devote every February to a game of tag that stretches across the country. Hit the jump for more.
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.
Here’s the latest casting news:
- Rufus Sewell (Dark City) will join Dwayne Johnson (Snitch) in Brett Ratner’s fantasy epic, Hercules.
- Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) is in talks to star alongside Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) in the raunchy road trip movie, Tammy, along with Kathy Bates (Misery).
- Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) will reteam with Anchorman 2 filmmakers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay for the indie comedy, Welcome to Me.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
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.]
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.
Warner Bros. is reportedly in negotiations to pick up Get Hard, a comedy pitch that would be developed as a star vehicle for funnymen Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Kevin Hart (The 40 Year Old Virgin). The picture would star Ferrell as a milquetoast but rich investment bank manager who gets wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to a maximum security prison. He then hires a street-smart guy (Hart), who normally washes his car, in order to prepare for doing hard time in thirty days. Deadline also reports that the script will be written by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (Key & Peele). Ferrell is currently busy shooting the sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, while Hart is prepping for his next role in Ride Along.
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 voice cast for Warner Bros.’ Lego: Piece of Resistance is growing. Written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), the 3D film takes place in a world made of Legos and centers on Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), an “instruction worker” who is mistaken for the Master Builder. The Lego crew then embarks on a quest to prevent an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Morgan Freeman are all onboard, and now Deadline reports that Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie are joining the top-notch voice cast.
Ferrell will play the film’s antagonist, President Business (brilliant), with Neeson onboard as his henchman, Bad Cop (also brilliant). Offerman will play “a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business” while Brie is set as a member of Emmet’s team who harbors a powerful secret. Lego: Piece of Resistance opens on February 7th, 2014.
Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) has shown interest in helming Will, a dormant project scripted by Demetri Martin (Late Night with Conan O’Brien). When last we reported on this picture, Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis were attached to co-star with Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Ferris and Jonathan Dayton on board and producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell signed on as well. There’s no word on how the picture got lot in the shuffle, but it seems like Hazanavicius is interested in reviving it. Hit the jump for more plot details on Will and to see where it could fit in Hazanavicius’ schedule.
Yesterday it looked like Universal’s The Bourne Legacy might get as high as $45 million by the end of its first weekend. That was not to be; although the re-born Bourne did open to a very respectable $40.2 million from 3,745 locations. Also falling in the ‘respectable’ range with $27.4 million was The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The comedy did well enough from 3,204 locations to keep The Dark Knight Rises in third.
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by Jason Barr Posted: August 11th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
Considering the 2012 election cycle is currently in full swing, I feel compelled to lend my endorsement to a truly worthy candidate: The Campaign. As someone who unashamedly enjoys a majority of Will Ferrell‘s manchild cinematic escapades, I expected to like the pic. That said, I’m now putting The Campaign just behind Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Elf in my personal “Ferrell Top 4″: something I didn’t expect to be writing the day after seeing it. Sure, the film borrows a ton from Talladega Nights and Ferrell’s take on President Bush. It also manages to combine relevance, irreverence, and humor in a way many mainstream comedies can only promise and ultimately fail to deliver on.
Political endorsements aside, this week’s Top 5 contains a considerable share of The Bourne Legacy coverage, Joss Whedon returning to write/direct The Avengers 2, The Campaign interviews with Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and more, the first trailer and new poster for the Red Dawn remake, and the news that some of Bane’s backstory was left on The Dark Knight Rises‘ cutting room floor. A brief recap and link to each awaits after the jump.
Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are already planning a post-Anchorman 2 reunion. The actors will topline the comedy Swear to God, which centers on a narcissistic hedge fund manager (Ferrell) who thinks he has seen God. Warner Bros. picked the project up last summer with Ferrell set to star and Adam McKay (Step Brothers) onboard to produce and direct, but McKay will now be helming Anchorman 2 instead. With production on that glorious sequel set to begin early next year, Warner Bros. is keen on filming Swear to God next summer. As such, they’ve tapped Justin Theroux to now step in and direct.
Hit the jump for more.