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