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Kanye West Lands Cameo in ‘Anchorman 2’

Kanye West in 'Anchorman 2'Kanye West is to have a cameo role in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

The 35-year-old rapper was spotted filming scenes for the comedy sequel - which stars Will Ferrell as bungling news reader Ron Burgundy - on the set in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday.

Kanye was dressed in an afro wig and was seen fighting with several famous faces, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sacha Baron Cohen. Anchorman 2 will feature a host of big name stars in roles, such as Liam Neeson, Will Smith, John C. Reilly, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and Jane Lynch. Meryl Streep is also hoping to make an appearance in the highly anticipated movie and has even approached returning cast member Steve Carell about getting her a part.

"Meryl told me she was a huge Anchorman fan and she'd love to have a cameo in the sequel. That could be really funny. There are going to be plenty of great cameos in this movie," Steve previously said.


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Christina Applegate to Return For Anchorman Sequel

Christina Applegate in AnchormanChristina Applegate is to return for the Anchorman sequel.

The 40-year-old star looks set to reprise her role as Veronica Corningstone in the follow up to the 2004 comedy movie starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy after producer Judd Apatow confirmed she is onboard to appear in the forthcoming motion picture.

When asked if Christina will make an appearance in the movie, Judd told E!, "She will be back."

Judd is also hoping the movie will follow on from the first film - which starred Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who are both expected to return for the sequel - and feature a number of celebrity cameos after attracting Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Luke Wilson for the original motion picture.

"I know that they want to do a lot of that. I just don't know who they're specifically thinking about," he added.


Christina Applegate Hasn’t Been Approached For Anchorman 2

Christina Applegate as Veronica CorningstoneChristina Applegate hasn't been approached for the Anchorman sequel.

Although the 40-year-old actress, who played Veronica Corningstone in the 2004 original alongside Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, has been linked to the follow up, she has not yet received an offer and admitted she has no idea what's happening with the movie.

"I really don't know the status or if it's all going to happen," she told E! News. However, Christina revealed she would love to reunite with Will and rest of the cast and will happily take any part in the film: "Of course I would love to be there. They know that. The world knows that. Why would I not want to? It's the best job I've ever had. They know that I want to be there. Even if it's just a walk-on."

Christina still has time to sign up for the film as writer/director Adam McKay has previously revealed it won't start shooting until February 2013.

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Anchorman 2 Script is a Work in Progress

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in AnchormanAnchoman 2 is "literally five pages of story notes." The sequel to the Will Ferrell starring movie - about hapless local news reporter Ron Burgundy - has been given the green light by Paramount studios, and now Will and director Adam McKay have to decide what shape the story will take.

"The script? It's about two per cent. Or half a per cent? It's literally five pages of story notes and pieces and chunks of story. We're holing up and writing for the next three months," McKay told Empire.

The film has a huge legacy to live up to after the first movie was so well received, and the director concedes it is unlikely to be as popular, but that doesn't mean it won't be a great movie: "We almost have to walk into this knowing it'll never be as good as that fresh first time, and once you give that up, you can just worry about making a good movie. We're trying to get our minds set to the idea of, 'Let's just do the craziest stuff'. Whatever makes us laugh, we're doing. There's going to be a lot of improvisation in this."


Adam McKay: Anchorman 2 Will be a ‘Big Change’

Anchorman with director Adam McKay inset

The Anchorman 2 characters can expect a "big blast of change" compared to the first installment of the film. Writer/director Adam McKay isn't expecting the movie's stars - which will include news presenter Ron Burgundy, who is played by Will Ferrell - to cope with the differences in the follow up to the 2004 comedy movie because there will be "a lot of innovation" thrown in their direction.

"We know these guys never deal well with change, and the good thing is that there's a big blast of change coming, according to the regular timeline. We're going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they're not going to handle it well," he said.

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Adam McKay Reveals Anchorman Sequel Secrets

Ron BurgundyThe Anchorman sequel will feature a custody battle and a bowling match.

Director Adam McKay has confirmed the script for the follow-up to the 2004 comedy starring Will Ferrell as a big-shot news presenter who is worried about the arrival of female broadcasters is still being written, but admits some of the storylines are already in place.

"I don't want to give away too much, but I'll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we've kicked around. Keep in mind we're still writing the story, but I'll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I'll give you that. I'll give you one other one: bowling for dollars," he said.

Adam also admits the follow-up has been a long-time coming because of problems with scheduling and the studio, who were not too fussed about making a sequel:

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Anchorman 2 to Start Filming in February 2013

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Anchorman 2 will begin shooting in February 2013. After star Will Ferrell announced the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy this week, writer/director Adam McKay took to his Twitter account to confirm the news and reveal a start date.

"A few people questioning if Anchorman 2 is 100% for sure happening. Let me assure and assuage: it is. We're writing now and we shoot in Feb (sic)" he wrote on his Twitter.

It has also been revealed that Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd will reprise their roles of Brick Tamland and Brian Fantana respectively in the sequel even though a deal was only reached with Paramount Pictures this week.

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To Sequel or Not to Sequel: Comedies Out, Action In

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Paramount, Action, Sequels, Comedy, Rumors,


Derek Zoolander and Ron Burgundy won’t be re-appearing on the silver screen, but action flicks G.I. Joe and Avatar have been given the go-ahead to create sequels. We’re seriously screwed as moviegoers when and have trouble making films happen.

Paramount has now axed Zoolander 2, a follow-up to Stiller’s hilarious comedy about male modeling, as well as Ferrell’s Anchorman 2, which would have revisited one of his best characters. According to a recent Twitter from Stiller: “Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoolander looking to appear in sequels. Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks.”

Meanwhile, the second G.I. Joe movie is expected to hit theaters as early as 2012. Paramount hasn’t committed to a script or anything else on the project, but rumor states the company is fully behind the planned sequel.

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Sequel News: Hairspray, Anchorman, School of Rock

Hairspray

Here’s the latest scoop on the sequel buzz spreading across Hollywood:

The film that inspired a Broadway show and an update may soon spawn another creation: a sequel. New Line Cinema, obviously encouraged by the success of the High School Musical franchise (and last week’s debut of Mamma Mia!), has asked John Waters to begin writing a treatment for a follow to .

According to Variety, the studio hopes to reunite members of last year’s cast in time for a 2010 release. The story would again be set in the 60’s, just where the Turnblad family left off.

While no actors have yet been lined up, most of the musical’s key players - including director/choreography - are scheduled to return.

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