Deadline.com has reported that there will be a sequel to the widely successful 2004 smash hit Anchorman.
So far three of the four Channel 4 news team members have signed on for the sequel. While Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd have agreed to return, there is still no confirmation from David Koechner. Producing duties will fall to Judd Apatow while Adam McKay will direct as well as co-write the script with Ferrell. There is still no word if Christina Applegate will reprise her role as Veronica Corningstone.
Farrell appeared on Conan O’ Brien’s talk show last night to announce the news. Below is the video of that appearance:
Here’s to hoping the sequel won’t crack under the pressure to live up to its predecessor as we have seen with sequels many times before.
There is no official release date set for the film.