ANCHORMAN 2, Harrison Ford
According to The Hollywood Reporter, film legend Harrison Ford has officially signed on for the upcoming sequel to Will Ferrel's hit comedy ANCHORMAN.
Ford will portray an infamous and acclaimed newscaster, in the vein of Tom Brokaw.
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues will once again star Will Ferrell as news anchorman Ron Burgundy. Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, and Kristen Wiig will also star. The first film was released by Dreamworks in 2004 and grossed more than $91 million worldwide at the box office. The film is set to begin filming next month.
The sequel to the 2004 smash hit comedy will center on "how round the clock news has impacted the San Diego-based broadcasting team." The director revealed that he intends to convey a serious message in his story, in addition to the anticipated jokes. "Even though it's going to be a big silly movie, it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make," he added. "It's just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious."
Anchorman 2 is directed by Adam McKay and produced by Judd Apatow, Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions.
Ford is also reportedly set to return to the franchise that launched his career in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, helmed by J.J. Abrams. Since portraying Solo in the early '80's, Ford has been featured in the Indiana Jones franchise, as well as such films as Blade Runner, The Fugutive, Sabrina, Witness, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and Air Force One.