‘Anchorman 2’ adds John C Reilly to swelling ensemble cast

The newsroom sequel has just begun shooting in Atlanta, Georgia

John C Reilly – pictured above with Will Ferrell – looks like the latest addition to Anchorman 2‘s swelling ensemble cast.

A casting call picked up by Bleeding Cool indicates that the production was scouting yesterday (February 28) for a Reilly lookalike, presumably to act as a stand-in for the actor.

The casting call reads: “Do you look like John C. Reilly? We’re seeking a caucasian male, 6’2″, any age. THIS SHOOTS TOMORROW, FEB 28th. Please submit your stats and 3 photos to TeachMan2ATL@gmail.com with the subject line JOHNNY DOUBLE.”

Titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the newsroom sequel has just begun shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Original cast members Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate have all signed on to reprise their roles, while James Marsden is set to appear as a rival news anchor and Kristen Wiig has also joined the cast.

Released in 2004, the original Anchorman was a parody of a 70s TV newsroom written by Ferrell and director Adam McKay. The pair have also teamed up to write the sequel, which is slated for release on December 20.

Speaking last year, McKay revealed a few teasers about the sequel’s plot, saying: “I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you another one: bowling for dollars.”