'Anchorman 2' was going to be a musical, says Adam McKay

anchormanImage Credit: Frank MasiThis is something we choose to believe because it would have been awesome: Adam McKay told CHUD the ’80s-set Anchorman sequel that fell apart over budget issues was going to be a musical. “We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming,” he said. Two reasons to believe him aside from the “Afternoon Delight” moment in the first film (and the music video): Ferrell’s limited run with You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush in 2009, and we know Paul Rudd loves to karaoke. (McKay’s reps did not have further comment on the matter when contacted earlier today.)

What other films would you like to see made into a Broadway musical? I wonder how The Notebook is coming? And Elf?


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  • Madd

    We were ROBBED of a Baxter solo! Oh, I’m in a glass case of emotion all over again! Plus, imagine what they could’ve done with “Oh Baxter, you are my little gentleman! I’ll take you to foggy london town…”

  • Ceballos

    (singing) “I Love Scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch. Here It Goes Down, Down Into My Belly.”

    …not to mention the “West Side Story” homage with the rumble…maybe the original “Anchorman” was secretly a musical too.

  • JLC

    The Dark Knight. The could turn the Joker’s “pencil trick” into its own dance number!

  • RDee

    Back to the Future
    Mommie Dearest
    All About Eve
    Pulp Fiction

  • Oscar

    Would love to see Elizabeth Berkly bring Showgirls onto the stage!

  • Starry Eyes

    My fav movie and SugardaddiesMatchmaker was better

  • clightnirish

    Check out the open letter to Paramount CEO Brad Grey and then make your pledge to our public Fund to Produce Anchorman 2… http://clightnirish.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/anchorman2-fund/

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