Will Ferrell Announces 'Anchorman' Sequel: What the Orignal Cast Has Been Up To

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Will Ferrell Announces 'Anchorman' Sequel: What the Orignal Cast Has Been Up To
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Will Ferrell will bring back one of his most famous characters when he reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in a planned sequel to the 2004 cult classic "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." A follow-up to the quotable comedy has been discussed for years but nothing was official until now. The "Saturday Night Live" alum appeared on "Conan" in character to make the announcement. "To everyone here in the Americas. To our friends in Spain, Turkey and the UK including England," said the star in his signature newscaster voice, "as of 0900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman." Since the first movie came out, the original stars have all been pretty busy. Here is a look at what the "Anchorman" gang has been up to in the last eight years.

Will Ferrell

The principle star behind the movie has had both hits and misses at the box office. Movies like "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" earned a ton of money while duds like "Land of the Lost" proved that not everything the funnyman touches turns to gold. However, the ever-busy actor is still one of the funniest people in the business and hit it big with the popular "Funny or Die" website.

Paul Rudd

The dark-haired charmer played sidekick reporter Brian Fantana in the movie and has since become a regular in Frat Pack comedies. With a variety of leading and supporting roles to his credit, it might seem difficult to find an R-rated comedy that doesn't include the star. Few actors can play the role of the straight man as well as he has over the years.

Steve Carell

Carell was hilarious as goofy weatherman Brick in the movie and might be the only actor that is busier than Ferrell. Since his "Anchorman" fame, the star has appeared in several hit movies and also took on the beloved role of Michael Scott in the NBC sitcom "The Office." He left that show after seven years and has devoted himself to movies full-time.

Christina Applegate

The actress has come a long way from her iconic role as Kelly Bundy. As Veronica Corningstone she proved to be the one that swept Ron off his feet in the original movie. Since then she has found steady work and currently stars as a working mom opposite Will Arnett in the NBC sitcom "Up All Night." The beautiful blonde star proved that nothing can slow her down when she overcame a battle with breast cancer in 2008.

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