The cast of Paramount's highly-anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues is filling out with James Marsden signing on to star, just weeks after Kristen Wiig was confirmed.
James Marsden joins Anchorman: The Legend Continues
The actor will portray a rival anchor and nemesis to Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy. Little is known about the story, except that it takes place in the late 1970s, during the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. Needless to say, the Action 4 News team has trouble adapting to this news format. Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate are reprising their Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy roles as Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Brick Tamland, and Veronica Corningstone.
Adam McKay is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Will Ferrell. Production is scheduled to start next month in Atlanta. We reported last month that the set was pilfered by wire thieves, who stole over $300,000 worth of wiring.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues comes to theaters December 20th, 2013 and stars Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate, Luke Wilson, David Koechner, James Marsden. The film is directed by Adam McKay.