Stay classy, Christmas 2013! Paramount Pictures announced today that Anchorman: The Legend Continues will open in theaters December 20, 2013. The comedy sequel will be going up against CBS Films' Last Vegas, Sony's The Monuments Men, Disney's Saving Mr. Banks, and Fox's Walking with Dinosaurs 3D.
Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), David Koechner (Champ Kind), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), and Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone) will reprise their roles from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. We also reported earlier this month that Kristen Wiig is being sought to play Brick Tamland's love interest, although it isn't known if she has signed on yet.
Adam McKay is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Will Ferrell. The story will revolve around the Action 4 News team trying to adapt to the sweeping changes in broadcast news, towards the end of the 1970s. Production will begin early next year.