- Cast: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, James Marsden, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Dylan Baker, Vince Vaughn, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Sacha Baron Cohen , Meagan Good, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John C. Reilly, Kanye West, Greg Kinnear, Luke Wilson, Lori Beth Edgeman, Josh Lawson, Jennifer Gullick, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Matthew Stanton, Brian F. Durkin, Judah Nelson
- Director: Adam McKay
- Writers: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell
- Producers: Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell
- Executive Producers: Jessica Elbaum, David Householter, Kevin Messick
- Art Direction: Elliott Glick
- Costume Design: Susan Matheson
- D.O.P.: Oliver Wood
- Editors: Mellissa Bretherton, Brent White
- Makeup: Bernadette Mazur
- Musics: Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau
- Production Design: Clayton Hartley
- Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy…while taking the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Atlanta, USA; New Orleans, USA; New York City, USA; San Diego, USA
- Production Budget: $50 million
- Production Companies: Apatow Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions, Paramount Pictures
- Production Schedule: March 2013 - June 2013
2013 Guide Analysis: "Despite a teaser trailer being released a few months ago and an October release date set, actual filming on an "Anchorman" sequel doesn't begin until February. Nevertheless, everything is in place for production to begin on this much anticipated comedy follow-up starring everyone's favorite San Diego news team.
It has actually taken a good few years to get the movie going. Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay developed the sequel initially as a stage musical which would then segue into a film at Paramount. The studio balked at the idea and opted out of the project in 2010. After campaigning and months of back-and-forth negotiations, the studio finally signed off on going forward with this follow-up in March this year.
Part of the issue was bringing the cast back together considering that pretty much all of them have achieved big success in the eight years since the initial film's release. They are more expensive and difficult to book, while one fact many forget is that the first film was far from a box-office smash. Though it earned a decent $85 million domestically, the overseas take was a woeful $5 million.
Nevertheless there's plenty of material for McKay, Ferrell and the rest to work with - including at least one major musical number. While the script is currently undergoing re-writes, McKay confirmed last month that the big issue dealt with in the sequel is the rise of new media and the 24 hour news cycle. McKay also aims to fill even the smallest bit parts with familiar and widely liked comic talent."