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The cameo is a time honored tradition in American cinema, especially in comedies. Everybody loves a well-placed cameo, right? Especially when it's someone surprising, like fimmaker Marshall McLuhan famously playing himself in "Annie Hall." That's some good stuff.
But when do cameos become too much of a good thing? Well, according to Hollywood.com, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" may have just reached that point, as Kanye West is reportedly the latest random celebrity to film a cameo for the long-anticipated comedy sequel. He was spotted filming on an Atlanta rooftop with Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate, being shaded by an umbrella.
But with West — and so many other reported cameos — in the picture, we have to ask: Is there going to be any room left for Will Ferrell? Get More »
Say what you will about Will Ferrell, but the guy is willing to take risks. For proof, you need look no further than "Casa de mi Padre," which was done entirely in Spanish. If he thinks something is funny, he does it and lets the chips fall where they may.
All of which is our way of preparing you for this: According to indieWire, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is going to be a musical.
Yup. That just happened. Get More »
When word first came out that there would be an "Anchorman 2" teaser trailer before showings of "The Dictator" last week, many folks were confused for a simple reason: The movie hasn't been filmed yet. Or written. Or ... anything. So how could they already have a trailer done?
Well, the first teaser has hit the internet and the answer is clear: Put Ron Burgundy and his friends in front of a camera and they will just make s**t up until you laugh.
Now that's a recipe for success. Get More »
UPDATE: Ron Burgundy himself has confirmed that a teaser trailer for "Anchorman 2" will be featured before "The Dictator," which will commence with its glorious U.S. screenings on Wednesday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m.
Mr. Burgundy made the announcement via Twitter:
"Don't get Twirter. Anchorman2 teaser w Dictator tom night. Dont know what a teaser is. World is crazy? Having a scotch." Get More »
Gobble gobble! Director, writer and gut-busting coconspirator Adam McKay is dishing more details on the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy formerly known as "Turkey Bowl." (The film's tentative title is "Three Mississippi" after it was discovered there's an indie film that already snagged the "Turkey Bowl" title.)
McKay, who runs Gary Sanchez Productions with Ferrell, told Entertainment Weekly about their upcoming collaboration and its newest addition, "30 Rock" funny man Alec Baldwin. Baldwin will play Wahlberg's dad and the guy who kicks off this Hatfield-McCoy rivalry over an increasingly ruthless yearly tackle football game with Ferrell's fam. Get More »
While Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay spend most of their time making big, Hollywood comedies, their production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, strives to wrangle the latest and greatest in lesser-known (but equally impressive) talent.
The result has been a slew of indie flicks -- some hits, some misses -- including Danny McBride's debut "The Foot Fist Way," last year's mock doc "The Virginity Hit" and the upcoming "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," which one can only expect will be equal parts disturbing and hilarious.
Now Ferrell has assembled an ensemble of familiar faces to star in a new movie by budding writer/director Leslye Headland, a film that sounds in tune with the company's mantra. "Bachlorette" (a title that may change, notes The Hollywood Reporter) will star Kirsten Dunst, Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan and former "SNL" player and "Happy Endings" star Casey Wilson. Get More »
While not quite the "Step Brothers" sequel some of us have been waiting for, the rumor of a Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly rap album -- as their characters Brennan Huff and Dale Doback, no less -- should be more than enough new sibling rivalry tinged comedy to please die hard fans.
The news came from the film's director Adam McKay, whose recent tweets covered that particular property.
Writer/director Adam McKay is something of a comedic alchemist in the sense that he can somehow always synthesize pure comic gold from Will Ferrell. Since their salad days at "SNL" they've been jamming out one brilliant big-screen send-up after another, whether it be of local news in "Anchorman," the redneck NASCAR culture of "Talladega Nights," or the dark, stupid heart of the American family in "Step Brothers."