Hot off the presses comes the news that Harrison Ford, who once played a crotchedy news anchor in that one movie about
Ford will play a legendary newscaster a la Tom Brokaw in the Adam McKay-helmed comedy, which begins shooting this month in Atlanta. [THR]
Pretty much every comedy actor you’d ever heard of at the time had at least a cameo in Anchorman, and the sequel adds to the originals Kristen Wiig, as Brick Tamlan’s wife, James Marsden, who won me over on 30 Rock, as a “hot young anchor,” and now Harrison Ford. And supposedly they’re trying to get Jeff Bridges to play a “Ted Turner-esque character.”
We could spend all day discussing the inherent difficulties in trying to recapture the magic of a beloved comedy classic (Caddyshack 2 anyone? The Austin Powers sequels?), but I’d much rather spend this time speculating about what Harrison Ford’s character’s name will be. Ron Bergundy, Veronica Corningstone, Brick Tamlan, Wes Mantooth – the best thing about Anchorman was the names. What could Harrison Ford’s character’s name be? We’ve compiled a list of possibilities:
Feel free to add your own, but I’m almost 90% sure that Adam McKay is going to want to use Herb Roflcopter.