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As great as the core cast of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was - featuring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate - perhaps even more impressive was its supporting cast and impressive number of cameos.
It looks like the news that the Channel Four News Team going to New York isn't going to be the only cool little tidbit we learn about Anchorman: The Legend Continues today.
Part of the Anchorman sequel will feature Ron (Ferrell), Brick (Steve Carell), Champ (David Koechner), Brian (Paul Rudd) and Veronica (Christina Applegate) leaving their comfortable San Diego homes to travel to New York.
Marsden is joining a star-studded cast that includes most actors from the first film, including Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner, as well as comedy vets Kristen Wiig and Christina Applegate. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is happening. Adam McKay is directing based on a script he co-wrote with Will Ferrell; all of the major stars from the first movie, including Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate, are coming back; Kristen Wiig has signed on for role; and we know that there will musical numbers.But outside of that baseline information the highly anticipated comedy sequel is largely a mystery.
It was first rumored in early December, but now it appears that the news has been made official: Kristen Wiig will be joining Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate in the upcoming Adam McKay directed sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
For a long time it looked like we would never get to see a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Because the film only managed to make $5 million in international markets, Paramount Pictures didn't think that the project was a wise investment, despite the fact that the first one has gone on to gain cult status and is one of the most quotable movies of the last decade.
While there haven't been many details about the plot revealed, all of the main castmembers - including Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate - will be back for part two and it has been confirmed that the movie will have musical numbers.
After many, many years of waiting we are finally going to get a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Adam McKay is set to direct and write the script with Will Ferrell, and stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate are all on-board to reprise their roles from the first movie. But who will be the new blood that gets introduced in the sequel? Today it seems we may have found out about one.
McKay went on to say that he wants the sequel to address the 24-hour news cycle that has created “this wall of white noise information” in our society. In addition, he’d like to continue building on the A-list supporting-cast players he had in the first Anchorman, where people like Ben Stiller and Tim Robbins popped by.
Last night in a screening room above a rain-soaked Times Square, Paramount Pictures unveiled a reel to show off their highest-profile releases through 2014, including footage from two films that hadn't been seen anywhere else. And no, before you ask, neither of them were Star Trek Into Darkness-- all we got from that was the same bit of director J.J. Abrams's appearance on Conan
I'm also certain that there are about 15 other versions of this teaser in which they improvise other insane lines, so here's hoping those emerge online soon. In the meantime, I think we can all be cautiously optimistic that the unhinged weirdness of Anchorman will be living on in the sequel-
Going with the order of importance to the news team, we can assume those are Ron's shiny black shoes up front, and then maybe the cowboy-hat-wearing Champ Kind next to him. So that leaves Brian Fantana and Brick Tamland bringing up the rear… with apparently only one leg apiece?
It's been eight years since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy arrived in theaters. What do you suppose Ron Burgundy would look like now? As it turns out, he's just as burgundy as ever and mostly the same as we might remember him. We have our first look at Ron Burgundy for Anchorman 2 and while it isn't terribly revealing, it is particularly classy, and that counts for a lot.
While it did take a long time for Paramount Pictures to finally give Anchorman 2 the greenlight, there was another obstacle in the movie's way: the cast is monstrous. In addition to Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, the Channel 4 News Team was made up of Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, some of the most popular comedians in Hollywood.
"We're going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they're not going to handle it well," McKay says ominously about what awaits the Channel Four news team. He says he and Ferrell only have about two percent of the story written-- or maybe half a percent, or maybe just 5 pages of notes
The interview as a whole is really interesting, with McKay delving a little into politics and how the parody of Anchorman becomes more and more realistic as TV news gets more shallow, but the Anchorman 2 hints are pretty short
Was Christina Applegate not part of the negotiations to get this movie made? Is she not considered crucial to the success of Anchorman 2? Given that she's currently starring in a hit sitcom, Up All Night, you'd think that would give her enough cred that they'd want her back on board
Grab your dog and a glass of Scotch, and toast to this classy bit of news. Nearly eight years after Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy hit theaters comes word that anchorman Ron Burgundy will return to the big screen for a sequel.
Despite some claims to the contrary, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy was not a financial flop, in fact, it was quite the opposite. Working with a $26 million budget, the film grossed
Ferrell says, We warmed up to the idea and we were like “That could actually be a lot of fun” and we got everyone together and then they were basically like “Great! We can’t believe it! But you have to do it for this amount”
In addition to our exhaustive conversation about his possible adaptation of Garth Ennis' The Boys, I had the chance to talk to writer/director Adam McKay about the future of his work with regular
It's safe to say that most people are upset that Paramount won't shell out the few extra bucks necessary to get Will Ferrell and Adam McKay back on board for a new Anchorman adventure
It seems there's a way to make both movies happen if the budgets can be cut to about $40 million, which isn't totally unreasonable--that's nearly twice what the first Anchorman cost
It's easy not to be too heartbroken over this news, given that we never really expected Anchorman 2 to happen at all, but it's surprising to know that the project was killed not by conflicting cast schedules or egos