Meagan Good, who currently stars on NBC's drama series Deception, is portraying the new boss of the Action 4 News team, comprised of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). No details were given for Dylan Baker's character. Christina Applegate, James Marsden, and Kristen Wiig also star.
There was also a rumor swirling around today that Will Ferrell's Step Brothers co-star John C. Reilly has signed on. The report stemmed from a casting notice that was asking for John C. Reilly look-alikes. A studio representative shot down the rumor with this slightly bizarre explanation.
"We were looking for a stand-in for lighting purposes who looks like John C. Reilly. We always demand that every stand-in looks like John C. Reilly."
Adam McKay is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Will Ferrell. The story will follow the Action 4 News team in the late 1970s, as they deal with the sweeping changes in broadcast news, brought on by the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. Will Ferrell recently revealed that part of the story will feature the team heading to New York City. Production is scheduled to begin in Atlanta next week.