Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” sequel could be dead
By Sean O’Connell
This would be sad news, indeed. Shortly after news broke that an “Anchorman” sequel could start filming in 2011, director Adam McKay posts a tweet that stops the train on its tracks.
“So bummed,” McKay wrote on his Twitter account, @GhostPanther, one hour ago. “Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried.”
McKay has said in interviews that stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd slashed their fees in order to return to the ensemble. This seems like a strange move because “Anchorman” has a built-in, bankable audience who would turn out to see the further exploits of Ron Burgundy, as played by Will Ferrell.
We have calls in to the studio for comment and confirmation. We’ll post anything we hear, so stay tuned.