'Anchorman 2' Means Adam McKay is Not Directing 'Three Mississippi'
With news of Anchorman 2 getting fans excited, especially with some more recent updates from director Adam McKay, there have been some changes elsewhere in the comedy world. Initially, McKay was also slated to direct the football comedy Three Mississippi (formerly known as Turkey Bowl), which pairs The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the story of a feud between two families over an annual Thanksgiving touch football game that has existed for 50 years. Now a greenlight for Anchorman 2 has him stepping away as THR reports Sex Drive duo Sean Anders and John Morris will now direct.
Morris and Anders are also behind the horrible looking Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg comedy That's My Boy, but I won't hold all of the garbage from that trailer against them, because they didn't write the script. On the contrary, the duo do have quite a talent for comedy on the page as they delivered work Hot Tub Time Machine, She's Out of My League and the tolerable, but not amazing family film, Mr. Popper's Penguins. Bringing them on board to direct feels like a good choice, especially since their brand of humor is pretty close to McKay and producer Judd Apatow. As long we definitely get Anchorman 2, this is just fine.