Ladies and gentlemen, can we please have your attention? We’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. We need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen: There’s been a shark attack on the set of “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.” (Not really.)
In “Anchorman,” Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy lands in a bear enclosure at the zoo, and when the sequel to the 2004 comedy hits theaters in December, the newsman will encounter yet another dangerous beast.
Photos from the Atlanta set show Ferrell treading water and struggling against a mechanical shark that’s attacking him. It’s unclear what leads Burgundy to end up in the water with the deadly creature, but since he’s wearing his signature suit, it doesn’t look like he was going out for a swim. But Burgundy has faced greater peril, so you can pretty safely assume he’ll be OK.
“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2004 hit comedy. Back in March of last year, Ferrell appeared in character on “Conan” to officially announce the sequel that had been rumored for years. Shooting started in Atlanta a little over two months ago.
The sequel reunites the all-star comedy lineup from the first “Anchorman.” Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell and David Koechner are all returning to re-form the Channel 4 news team.
New additions to the cast include Kristen Wiig as a rumored love interested to Carrell’s Brick Tamland and Harrison Ford, who joins the movie as a veteran newsman. There have also been a string of recently revealed surprise cameos. We won’t spoil them here, but several were widely reported elsewhere.
“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” will open in theaters December 20.
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