Harrison Ford to Play a Legendary Newscaster in 'Anchorman' Sequel

March 4, 2013
Source: THR

Harrison Ford

If you thought the prospect of Harrison Ford reprising his role as Han Solo was exciting, this just might be even better. After taking on the role of a morning show news anchor in Morning Glory, THR reports the Indiana Jones star will get behind the newsdesk for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Ford will play a legendary newscaster not unlike Tom Brokaw in the sequel from director Adam McKay which is shooting this month in Atlanta. Though the actor has taken on lighter fare before, this is the first straight-up comedy for the actor, who has only gone for laughs with romantic comedies or action comedies before. More below!

Frankly, I can't wait to see Ford face off with Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, a match-up that is sure to happen as the film takes the Channel 4 News Team to New York City at the dawn of the 24-hours news network. Ford joins only a few known new cast members like Kristen Wiig and John C. Reilly and there's likely plenty more names that will be revealed as the sequel begins production. Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate and others are expected to reprise their role from the first film, and this should turn out to be a much better role for Ford than the underwhelming Morning Glory. Good?

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  • bat0u
    I'm loving this cast more and more everyday
  • OfficialJab
    I like him a lot. I get the impression from him that he's not really into acting any more, but I think he still takes it seriously. I hope he can have some fun with this one.
    • castingcouch
      I agree with you. He just looks bored and phoning performances in in recent years. More like his I'd-rather-be-somewhere-else interview persona than his movie star image.
  • San Holo
    As long as he shoots first I'm fine with it.
  • JBrotsis
    I'm excited to see Ford doing a straight up comedy. Though I haven't really seen him in big comedy like this, I'm curious if he will read his comedic lines from the script, or improvise/make up lines on his own like Ferrell does?
    • frlp
      "I haven't really seen him in big comedy" So you are saying you did not see the last Indiana Jones movie ? The one that should have stayed as some script on a shelf covered with dust ?
  • Xerxexx
  • dianeT
    he was great as an anchorman in "morning glory".....this is good news
  • grimjob
    Great news, can't wait for this. But I'm curious how this "might just be even better" than Ford coming back as Han Solo.
    • frlp
      Maybe because it's not an obvious pandering to the fanboys and blatant milking of the franchise?
      • grimjob
        What the hell's wrong with "pandering to the fanboys?" They're the ones who care. And don't feed me this "milking" bullshit. The majority of the film business is just that, business. The suits want money, and Star Wars is obviously a good place to go. Same as any franchise I'm sure you enjoy. Whether or not it turns out to be good remains to be seen. I choose to be optimistic.
        • frlp
          Do you think the book series A Song of Ice and Fire would be any good if Martin listened to the fanboys ? Pandering usually lowers the quality. Milking also lowers the quality since they "listen to the market" which usually means pandering to the lowest denominator which usually means shitty product in the long run. And some of us want Star Wars to "grow up" and not be forever stuck in "fairy tale mode". But I guess there has to be a McDonalds so we can appreciate real food.
          • yoddle
            i agree with frips short philosophy here
          • grimjob
            An interesting point. Can't exactly disagree there. Your McDonald's analogy is spot on. Damn you and your logic.
  • Holy shit. Am I dead? I've loved Ford since I was a kid. Love him. This isn't real. Am I being punk'd? Where's Ashton?
    • frlp
      Ashton is in the " forgotten pop culture douchebags" section of the "library".
      • Makes sense. Right next to Roger Clemens and Britney Spears.




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