Ron Burgundy and his news team are finally heading back to the big screen, and, well, it’s kind of a big deal — which is why we put it on the cover of EW’s annual Fall Movie Preview issue.
It’s been nine long years since the 2004 cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy introduced the world to Will Ferrell’s blow-dried, sexist, jazz-flute-playing San Diego TV newsman and his action-news gang: weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), sportscaster Champ Kind (Dave Koechner), and field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). Though only a modest success at the time, the movie went on to become one of the most beloved — and frequently quoted — comedies of the past decade. Yet for years, Ferrell and director Adam McKay struggled to get a sequel off the ground. “We all resigned ourselves to the fact that it was never going to happen,” says Carell. “It just didn’t seem to get any traction.” READ FULL STORY