Anchorman 2 has the potential to become the greatest comedy of all-time! Harrison Ford and John C. Reilly are joining the already impressive cast of Anchorman 2! Ford played an anchor in Morning Glory so he’s got that going for him, plus the fact that he’s Harrison Fucking Ford! John C. Reilly is just awesome in anything and can’t wait to see what parts these guys will be playing. That is, if John C. Reilly is really in the movie but I would be surprised if he isn’t in the movie.
Before dusting off the Millennium Falcon for a Star Wars sequel, Harrison Ford will sharpen his comedic chops for a role in Paramount’s Anchorman 2.
Ford will play a legendary newscaster a la Tom Brokaw in the Adam McKay-helmed comedy, which begins shooting this month in Atlanta. He previously played an anchorman in the film Morning Glory, the 2010 comedy produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.
The film, which is in production, has been tight-lipped about most details regarding its plot and full cast — but it did put out a casting call for a John C. Reilly lookalike, leading to Internet speculation that Reilly would be reuniting with his Step Brothers co-star alongside already-booked stars Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd.
Reps for the film, however, will only confirm that they were indeed looking for a lookalike, saying in a statement, “We were looking for a stand-in for lighting purposes who looks like John C. Reilly. We always demand that every stand-in looks like John C. Reilly.”
Is that a yes or no? It’s…nothing, yet.