Lips have been sealed tighter than a Go-Go's song when it comes to plot details around the hotly-anticipated Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. But OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT, director Adam McKay told Empire Magazine that Ron Burgundy and his news team will be trading in sunny San Diego for NYC in the upcoming film. An insider on the movie, which is currently being shot in Atlanta, confirmed with us what's happening on-set: "They just said it's actually about the NYC news market, so some scenes will be shot there. I saw the plans last week for a set they're building here that is the interior of a NY brownstone."
McKay added that part of the plot will involve the struggle for Burgundy and his news team to adapt to the 24-hour news cycle. “San Diego is too close to Ron’s heart to go away, but we feel that New York City is the holy grail for all newsmen,” he said.
More exciting news: it's been announced that professional curmudgeon and one-time fake newscaster Harrison Ford will play "a legendary broadcaster ala Tom Brokaw" in the film. Ford joins Kristen Wiig (who'll play Brick Tamland's new love interest), James Marsden (as Burgundy's new nemesis) as the major new additions to the Anchorman cast, along with returning members Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and David Koechner.
Also joining the cast are Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, possibly Terrance Stamp (as a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul), and there are also rumors that John C. Reilly will make an appearance (or at least a few John C. Reilly lookalikes). Hopefully they'll all be involved with the musical numbers.
And hey, if you're going to have a Brokaw stand-in and set the film in NYC, maybe there's also room for a Gothamist stand-in (we do have the scoop on all of the local cat fashion shows)? Or a Pat Kiernan and Roger Clark NY1 cameo? Although since this film is reportedly taking place in the late 1970s or 1980s, there's admittedly a much better chance of a Robert Goulet stand-in. After all, he is the Ron Burgundy of Canadian-American crooners.