A critical and commercial success, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BUrgundy has become a cult classic movie for fans of comedian Will Ferrell and the movies of producer Judd Atapow. Acting as both a tribute to and spoof of the petty rivalries of local news teams and the popular culture of the 1970s Anchorman has become popular amongst fans of gross out comedies. Following a short period in the career of San Diego news anchorman, Ron Burgundy the movie has spurned many years of rumors regarding a sequel.
San Diego in 1975 has yet to see the rise of women in the workpplace, particularly at the local TV station, KVWN-TV. The newroom of the Evening News is dominated by men who offer a sexist and arrogant view of women; holding on to their position as the top local news team in the San Diego area the news editor Ed throws a hige party attended by all the news staff. During the party Ron attempts to seduce a woman later revealed to be a new female journalist at KVWN, Veronica Coningstone; Ron is embarrassed, but like the rest of the news team attempts to persuade Veronica to date them. After refusing to date any colleagues Veronica breaks her rule to begin a relationship with Ron.
Following an altercation with a cyclist on the way to the newsroom Ron is delayed and Veronica steps in to his place as news anchor for the evening; Ron and Veronica then end their relationship amid their jealousy of each other. After losing his job amid a fued with Veronica Ron returns to a big local news story at the San Diego Zoo to rescue Veronica from a bear pit and begin an on and off screen relationship with her.
The 94 minute movie was written by star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay; the movie stars many of the regular actors used by production company Atapow Productions, including Luke Wilson, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell.
Shine your shoes, wax your mustache, and grab your trident, the "Anchorman 2" teaser trailer is out! This one-minute trailer gives us some great one-liners from our favorite quartet of newsmen. Click through to watch!
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter had a surprise guest on "Conan" last night: none other than Will Ferrell, decked out as Ron Burgundy (complete with jazz flute), who was there to announce that there will be a sequel to "Anchorman." But will it work? Watch the announcement here.
Hollywood loves it some promotion. If there's even a chance it could exist, someone has a campaign already laid out to hype it. So it is with "Anchorman 2": the first frames haven't been shot yet, but the Judd Apatow-Will Ferrell comedy already has its first teaser.
Yeah, bet you didn't see that one coming. That is, unless you heard about it when it was announced...
Either way, Will Ferrell is indeed starring in "Casa de mi Padre" (House of My Father), which despite being in Spanish, bears a lot of similarities to Ferrell's typical output. Ferrell seems to play a slightly over-confident brute (see also "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights," "Blades of Glory," etc.