Steve Carell talks ‘Anchorman 2’

Actor says he hopes film is 'exactly the same' as original

Steve Carell has spoken out about his hopes for the forthcoming Anchorman sequel.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release at the end of 2013 and Carell will reprise his role as dim-witted reporter Brick Tamland in the film. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about what he wanted from the flick and his character, he said:

He will not evolve. He will devolve. My hope with the movie was that it’s going to be exactly the same… nobody changes.

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 for the newsroom sequel, which has just begun shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. James Marsden is also 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.”