‘Anchorman 2’ plot details emerge

Director Adam Mackay gives hints about the comedy sequel

Anchorman director Adam Mackay has teased details about the forthcoming sequel.

It was announced last month that the cast of the 2004 newsroom comedy were planning to reunite for a follow-up. And now Mackay, who is also returning, has revealed that Anchorman 2 is likely to revolve around a custody battle between Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) over their child.

He told Salon: “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.”

Mackay went on to remark on the growing similarities between modern-day newsreaders and the fictional 1970s anchor Burgundy. He said: “Part of what inspired the movie was just how ridiculous the news had become.

It was all ratings-driven. The people were getting better and better looking. The weather women were getting outrageously beautiful. It was all about the voice and the hair.”

Ferrell made the sequel announcement in character as Burgundy during an appearance on Conan O’ Brien’s chat show.

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