Greg Kinnear & Josh Lawson Join 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'
by Ben Pearson
March 15, 2013
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is without a doubt one of our most anticipated movies of the year. Seeing Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and Christina Applegate reprise their iconic roles as the Channel 4 news team sounds great, but director Adam McKay has also promised a larger scope for the sequel, including more musical numbers. Another thing that seems to be continually growing is this film's cast, which counts Harrison Ford, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig, and more as new members. Now, Deadline reports Greg Kinnear and "House of Lies" actor Josh Lawson are the latest to come on board.
We're not sure what roles Kinnear and Lawson will be playing yet, but for a film like this, I'd actually rather not know. Last year, McKay said, "We're talking about...creating a murderer's row of the best day players ever. Like having every single one line or three line role, just be someone we just love. Someone like Ian Roberts or Rob Huebel or Paula Killen -- just making sure every day player is a homerun." Since filming on the sequel is already well underway, I'm guessing these guys will fall into that category.
I'm not too familiar with Lawson's work - he stars in "House of Lies" and appeared alongside Ferrell in The Campaign last year - but Kinnear is certainly a welcome addition to this talented group of comedic actors. He can play uptight or goofy with equal aplomb, and though you probably won't find him high on anyone's "favorite actor" list, he's a great character actor that will surely provide some good material for Burgundy and the rest of his crew to play against. Sound good?