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James Marsden To Play Ron Burgundy's Rival In 'Anchorman 2'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 21, 2013 at 7:41PM

When you think of comedy, you don't immediately think of the name James Marsden. But the actor, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the "X-Men" movies, does have a background of laughter that has included most recently "Bachelorette," a stint on "30 Rock" and a role in "Death At A Funeral" among others. And eagle-eyed fans of "Zoolander" also know that he appeared ever so fleetingly as John Wilkes Booth. But now he's gearing up for what will easily be his biggest comedy role yet, and he'll face off against one of the funniest people out there.
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James Marsden

When you think of comedy, you don't immediately think of the name James Marsden. But the actor, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the "X-Men" movies, does have a background of laughter that has included most recently "Bachelorette," a stint on "30 Rock" and a role in "Death At A Funeral" among others. And eagle-eyed fans of "Zoolander" also know that he appeared ever so fleetingly as John Wilkes Booth. But now he's gearing up for what will easily be his biggest comedy role yet, and he'll face off against one of the funniest people out there.

Deadline reports that Marsden has joined the growing cast of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." While exact plot details are being kept secret, Marsden will reportedly play the rival anchor/nemsis to Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy, which is basically all kinds of awesome. Will it lead to another epic anchorman street fight? Only time will tell. But Marsden will have to be on his toes, because they're rounding up the prinicipal players from the first movie -- Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate -- along with Kristen Wiig, and we're sure there will be many more surprises.

Lensing starts soon and the movie will go live on the air inside your local whale's vagina on December 20th. 

This article is related to: James Marsden, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Anchorman 2


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