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Will Ferrell confirms Anchorman sequel

Anchorman

Story by Jack Foley

WILL Ferrell has confirmed plans for an untitled Anchorman.

The sequel will see the actor reprise his role as San Diego news anchor Ron Burgundy.

Ferrell announced the news on TBS’ Conan on Wednesday night (March 28, 2012), prior to which he appeared in character on the Internet regaling the audience with a jazz flute performance before announcing the new film.

Ferrell said: “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.”

Talk of a sequel has been ongoing ever since the original movie grossed $91 million world-wide back in 2004.

It is believed many of the film’s supporting cast, which included Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, will also return.

Ferrell will co-write the sequel with director (and regular partner) Adam McKay with production due to start towards the end of the year with a release in 2013.

Ferrell is currently completing Daddy’s Home, a comedy that Ethan Cohen is attached to direct, and Three Mississippi, another comedy centering on feuding families and a long-standing touch-football game that would reunite him with his The Other Guys co-star Mark Wahlberg.

He will shortly be seen on UK screens in Casa de Mi Padre.

Watch the announcement:

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