DETROIT (WWJ) – Ron Burgundy – that is, Will Ferrell dressed as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy – has been everywhere it seems. He co-anchored an actual evening newscast in North Dakota and he’s appeared in ads for the Dodge Durango. No surprise then that Ferrell’s new movie “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” has become one of the most talked-about movies of the year.
It’s been nine years since the first Burgundy film: “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” opened in theaters. But it wasn’t until 2010 that Ferrell and Adam McKay, director/co-writer/producer of Anchorman 2, considered a sequel. According to Ferrell, it took several years before the original Anchorman grew into a phenomenon, which led the two, and producer Judd Apatow, to start work on Anchorman 2.
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