Paramount Pictures announced today the addition of Harrison Ford to the cast of Will Ferrell‘s long awaited Anchorman 2. Ford will play a legendary newscaster (Think Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather) in the comedy. Ford’s got a lot on his plate after wrapping up shooting on Ender’s Game, he’ll be reprising his role as Han Solo in whatever Star Wars movie the franchise gets going, and if Ender’s Game is a hit there’s the distinct possibility of a couple more movies in that franchise.
Can Ford stand up to the comedic skills of his fellow cast mates? Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, and Kristen Wiig are certainly going to bring their comedic “A” game to the movie. The sequel should be just as wacky as the original with Ferrell and McKay having written the screenplay.
The plot details on Anchorman 2 are still unclear and no one on the production is talking or even hinting at what the story might entail. I’m sure there will be lots of national news programs getting roasted and there could be a number of news people cameos peppered throughout the film.