Anchorman: The Legend Continues Adds John C. Reilly

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.

Bleeding Cool has gotten their hands on a casting call out of Atlanta - where the sequel is currently in production - and it suggests that John C. Reilly will be making an appearance in the new Adam McKay comedy. Here's the full listing:

Do you look like John C. Reilly? We’re seeking a caucasian male, 6’2″, any age. THIS SHOOTS TOMORROW, FEB 28th. Please submit your stats and 3 photos to with the subject line JOHNNY DOUBLE.

This will be the third time that McKay, Reilly, and Will Ferrell have all worked together after Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and is definitely a welcomed reunion. Before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally got the green light from Paramount there was talk about a possible Step Brothers sequel, but I wonder what that means now. Could Ron Burgundy's return mean that we won't get to see Brennan and Dale again? It all depends on how McKay and Ferrell feel about making sequels instead of developing new stories with new characters.

In addition to Reilly, Kristen Wiig has been confirmed for a part in the Anchorman sequel, and James Marsden and Terence Stamp are in line for roles as well. It will be in theaters on December 20th and, as always, you can get all the latest updates in our Blend Film Database.

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