Anchorman – The Musical
Director Adam McKay revealed recently that the sequel to his 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, was to be a musical that would have first appeared on Broadway before filming began for a theatrical release. The sequel was to have been set in the 80’s, but disagreements over the film’s budget stopped production and have, for the moment, killed the project.
While the idea may seem rather far fetched, keep in mind McKay and Ferrell joined forces for the comedic play You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush in 2009 which had a limited and very successful run on Broadway. At the moment it appears we won’t be seeing the musical or the film, unless Paramount has a change of heart on the budget.
Steve Carell, who played Brick Tamland in the original film, a man who is very fond of lamps, joined in and urged Broadway to consider the project as a way to kickstart development on the theatrical sequel.
There’s certainly no shortage of cross-over in Broadway and Hollywood productions, so there’s no reason Anchorman 2 can’t hit the Great White Way before your local theatre. Until that happens, feel free to check out some of the more classic productions currently playing with some Broadway Tickets from us.