Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford has joined the cast of long-awaited comedy sequel Anchorman 2 – and the announcement has been met with enthusiasm among fans of the first movie.
Ford proved his comedy chops as a disgruntled news anchor turned breakfast TV host in Morning Glory, and that performance will no doubt have caught the eye of the brains behind Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
The 2004 hit Anchorman – which starred Will Ferrell as the preposterously vain newscaster Ron Burgundy – rapidly became a modern classic thanks to its surreal gags, memorable characters and infinitely quotable dialogue.
Set for release later this year, its sequel is undoubtedly one of the hottest movies of 2013. But surprisingly little has so far been revealed about it.
So WOW247 has gathered up every available scrap of information to give you the scoop on what we can expect in Anchorman 2. Without further ado, here’s what we do know:
♦ Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd are all reprising their roles, while Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughan are also back as rival reporters Frank Vitchard and Wes Mantooth
♦ They will be joined by newcomers including Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, John C Reilly and – of course – Harrison Ford
♦ Ford’s character will be a ‘legendary newscaster’ – and may therefore prove a perfect adversary for Burgundy
♦ While the first film lampooned elements of 1970s culture, it appears that the second outing will see Ferrell and co taking aim at the worst aspects of the 1980s
♦ Returning director Adam Mckay has said that the plot will involve “a custody battle… and bowling”
♦ McKay has also hinted that there are likely to be “musical numbers” and a colossal array of celebrity cameos
♦ Prolific comedy kingpin Judd Apatow is once again on board as producer
♦ Filming has just got underway in New Orleans, and the release date is set to be December this year
Watch the teaser for Anchorman 2:
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