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By The Beard of Zeus! Will Ferrell Tells Conan 'Anchorman 2' is Greenlit at Paramount (Video)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 29, 2012 at 1:44PM

Rejoice, "Anchorman 2" is coming. Paramount is partnering with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Judd Apatow for a sequel to the beloved 2004 original (DreamWorks; $89 million worldwide). The 2004 comedy is arguably the most quoted film of the last decade.
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Rejoice, "Anchorman 2" is coming. Paramount is partnering with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Judd Apatow for a sequel to the beloved 2004 original (DreamWorks; $89 million worldwide). The 2004 comedy is arguably the most quoted film of the last decade.

McKay will write and direct again, and Ferrell will be joined by his original news team: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner. Ideas are being kicked around about what the news will be in their 1970s San Diego office. Maybe the '80s have arrived? Great Odin's Raven!

Watch Ron Burgundy deliver the news to Conan below. We've also thrown in some "Anchorman" outtakes for your enjoyment. And tell us, what's your favorite "Anchorman" quote?

This article is related to: News, News, Video, Sequel, Paramount Pictures, comedy, In The Works


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.