This news put me in a glass case of emotion. James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to Will Ferrell’s comedy classic. While plot details have been mainly kept secret, Deadline reports that Marsden will play a rival anchor and nemesis to Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy.
Unlike milk, this is a great choice. We know Marsden can bring the funny, thanks to his arc on 30 Rock’s final season as Criss Chros, Liz Lemon’s husband, as well as last year’s Bachelorette.
Not much else has been leaked in regards to the highly anticipated sequel which shoots in March, but Christina Applegate did slip news of Kristen Wiig’s casting on Twitter earlier this month. Wiig will be playing the love interest to Steve Carell's idiotic Brick Tamland (to rival his love for lamp). Wiig and Marsden will join most of the original Anchorman cast: Ferrell, Applegate, and Carell, as well as Paul Rudd and David Koechner. Adam McKay is directing for the December 20, 2013 release.
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