Anchorman fans residing in New York City received a special treat this week, catching a glimpse of the film's sequel being shot in the streets - including a first look at Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate back in their '70's attire.
Though the Anchorman: The Legend Continues production has been spotted in Atlanta and New Orleans, these are the first photos taken from the set since its relocation to the Big Apple. Hopefully New Yorkers will be given the chance to see one (or more!) of the numerous A-list celebrities planned to appear in the comedy, including Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Kirsten Dunst, Sacha Baron Cohen, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, and more. If not, we'll just have to wait to see all of their cameos when the film hits theaters December 20.
(Check out more photos of actors getting into character here.)
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Will Ferrell is the "Muhammad Ali of improv."
The comedian stars in Matt Piedmont's Casa de mi Padre, a Spanish language Mexican telenovela, and although the motion picture was a huge challenge for Will, the director says he rose to the occasion beautifully.
"For Will it was surely a Heart of Darkness in that he pulled off something almost impossible that surely caused him night sweats: having to act in a very specific Northern Mexican accent in a language he does not speak. He is the Muhammad Ali of improv and we tied one hand behind his back and threw him to the lions covered in barbeque sauce. For me it was pure joy and a grand psychedelic trip down a crazy rabbit hole, like being strapped to a rocket ship of love made of liquid lightning."
Will stars as the brother who must save his family's ranch from an evil, cigarette-smoking drug lord (Gael Garcia Bernal), and rescue his brother (Diego Luna) from a life of crime and Matt revealed he was delighted his feature film directorial debut was an R rated Spanish language satire.
Anchorman 2 will begin shooting in February 2013. After star Will Ferrell announced the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy this week, writer/director Adam McKay took to his Twitter account to confirm the news and reveal a start date.
"A few people questioning if Anchorman 2 is 100% for sure happening. Let me assure and assuage: it is. We're writing now and we shoot in Feb (sic)" he wrote on his Twitter.
It has also been revealed that Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd will reprise their roles of Brick Tamland and Brian Fantana respectively in the sequel even though a deal was only reached with Paramount Pictures this week.
Will Ferrell has confirmed an Anchorman sequel.
The first movie, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, was a huge hit when it was released in 2004 and after several rumors, the funnyman has finally revealed he will be reprising his role as the newscaster.
To announce the news, Will made a surprise appearance on TV show Conan, dressed as his alter-ego. "I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas, to our friends in Spain, Turkey, and the UK, including England, that as of 0900 mountain time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman," he told the audience.
The news was met with loud cheers from the excited crowd and he added, "It is official. There will be a sequel to Anchorman."
The first movie grossed over $90.5million at the box office. Last year, Will revealed he was desperate for an Anchorman sequel and urged the movie's fans to bombard Paramount Pictures with emails in the hope of getting one: "I urge you all to email Paramount and make this happen. We are all desperate to do it."
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, also known as The Other Guys, are reuniting on the big screen. The duo will re-team for Turkey Bowl, a Warner Bros. comedy about football… and the fans who love it.
Ferrell and Wahlberg play die-hard fans from football-centric towns who lead rival teams in a tackle football game. Alec Baldwin will play Wahlberg’s father.
They had us at Will Ferrell, but the other stuff sounds pretty good, too.
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Will Ferrell shows off his serious side in the trailer (above) for Everything Must Go, an indie flick in which the SNL actor plays Nick Halsey, a relapsed alcoholic. In a single day, Halsey loses his wife and his job -- hence the title.
Ferrell has proved that he’s leading man material in plenty of flicks, and he won critical acclaim for his toned-down, dramatic performance in Stranger Than Fiction (2006). Everything Must Go comes to theaters in May.
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Ben Stiller has confirmed Zoolander 2 will be set 10 years after the original film and in Europe.
The 45-year-old actor, who starred as male model Derek Zoolander in the 2001 comedy movie about a group of fashionistas taking on an evil businessman, reveals the script has been completed for the sequel and "a lot has happened" since the first film, with Derek and Owen Wilson's character Hansel no longer relevant on the fashion scene.
Where it's at is we've completed the script, Justin Theroux and I, and handed it into the studio. Now the studio has the script and we're at that point where we're waiting to see what they want to do. It's ten years later and most of it is set in Europe. I don't want to give away too much, but it's basically Derek and Hansel ten years later - though the last movie ended on a happy note a lot of things have happened in the meantime. Their lives have changed and they're not really relevant anymore. It's a new world for them."
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- The A-Team: DVD, Blu-ray
- Cyrus: DVD, Blu-ray
- Despicable Me: DVD, Blu-ray
- Gasland: DVD
- Harsh Times: Blu-ray
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17
- Mother and Child: DVD, Blu-ray
- Nanny McPhee Returns: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Other Guys: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Town: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17**
- True Grit: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sailed to a first place finish this weekend despite a lackluster start. The latest C.S. Lewis adaptation – which was produced for an estimated $145 million – earned only $24 million in domestic sales. That figure is $31 million less than Prince Caspian’s debut and approximately $41 million below The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s premiere.
Landing into second place was The Tourist, which rang in a disappointing $16.5 million. Although the film boasted two big A-list stars (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), the thriller turned in Depp’s smallest open for a wide release since 1999’s The Astronaut’s Wife.
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You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.
Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.
Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.
The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.
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