Ron to rock you
HE’S back behind the news desk, he’s kind of a big deal – and Ron Burgundy is also coming Down Under. Anchorman 2 has finally been given an Australian release date and Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell (pictured), will appear at its Australian premiere on November 24 at Hoyts, Sydney. He won’t be alone. Accompanying the haphazard newsreader are fellow stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and director Adam McKay. In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the moustachioed newsreader has left the 1970s behind and, along with his crackpot team, is taking on the challenge of fronting America’s first 24-hour news channel. Fans of the original Anchorman film, which was released in 2004, will be pleased to hear Burgundy’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) is back for the second instalment. So is weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner). It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens on December 19.