James Marsden - James Mardsen set for Anchorman 2

Subscribe to James Marsden alerts

James Marsden has been cast in 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'.

The 'X-Men' actor is expected to play bumbling hero Ron Burgandy's rival news reader in the sequel to 2004's laugh-a-minute comedy 'Anchorman', according to Deadline.

James will join original cast members including leading man Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate as well as newcomer, 'Bridesmaids' actress Kristen Wiig.

The 39-year-old hunk most recently starred in risqué comedy 'Bachelorette' and has just finished filming 'Walk Of Shame' with Elizabeth Banks.

This news comes after veteran actor Terence Stamp let slip he had been contacted by ''Will Ferrell's people'' about playing a ''Rupert Murdoch-type figure'' in the funnyman's new project.

Producer Judd Apatow recently revealed the script, penned by Will and director Adam McKay, is hysterically funny, but has vowed to keep details of the plot under wraps.

He said: ''We read it a few weeks ago and people were laughing so hard that at about 40 minutes in we all just ran out of gas. It was hard to read the whole thing because we got tired [from laughing].

''I can't give it away because it's more secret than the next 'Star Wars.'

'Anchorman 2' is eyeing up a March shoot in Atlanta for a December 2013 release.


Tags: James Marsden - Will Ferrell - Steve Carell - Paul Rudd - Christina Applegate - Kristen Wiig - Elizabeth Banks - Terence Stamp - Judd Apatow - Adam McKay

Subscribe to James Marsden alerts

More James Marsden

Ouch. 'The Best of Me' Scores a Lowly 8% on Rotten Tomatoes

Making its case for worst Nicholas Sparks adaptation ever in The Best of Me - one of this weekend's cinematic offerings and easily one of...

James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy

James Marsden has made a career out of being the unassuming good-looking star, especially for his roles in films such as 'Enchanted' and 'The Notebook,'...

A Week In Movies: Fans Line Up For If I Stay, Big Films Shoot In London And L.A., And Trailers Arrive For New Movies Starring Banderas, Renner, Marsden And Mara

Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley have been out and about promoting their new teenage tearjerker If I Stay over the past week. First they...

The Best Of Me Trailer

Dawson and Amanda are living the life of the typical movie love story - they spend their time enjoying long summer days and nights together,...


James Marsden Lands Role in HBO's 'Westworld'

HBO is known for big budget television series featuring high calibre stars, and it looks like their latest project is no different. 'Westworld' is based...

The Best Of Me Trailer

Dawson Cole is a high school student who, unlike his peers, prefers his own company rather than anybody else's. He doesn't have girlfriends, and he...

Jennifer Lawrence And Michael Fassbender Among World Premiere Arrivals For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 5

Jennifer Lawrence was a picture of elegance as she swished up and down the red carpet in a classic style blue velvet gown at the...

The Cast Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Arrive At The World Premiere In New York - Part 6

Among the cast of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' that were spotted at the world premiere held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York...



James Marsden Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Marsden

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All