We don’t know who counted, but Paramount claims there are 763 all-new jokes that were not in the original cut. Also, this version, which is R-Rated, will be raunchier than the previous film.
Explains writer/director Adam McKay, “When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did a 1950’s spit take. If you’re a hardcore ‘Anchorman,’ fan, go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away.”
“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” a sequel to 2004’s cult film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” was released in theaters on Dec. 18, 2013 and has earned more than $170 million at the worldwide box office to date.
“Anchorman 2,” set in the 80’s, sees the return of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), heading to New York to set up the nation’s first 24-hour news desk, with his inept news team of weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner).
Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate). The film, produced by Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is written by Ferrell and McKay.
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