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Anchorman director Adam McKay tweeted news that will delight fans of the original 2004 film.
"It's official. Anchorman 2 has a release date: December 20, 2013," he told his followers. "Very excited."
Judd Apatow, who produced the original film, also chimed in about the news, writing, "One year from tomorrow Anchorman 2 will be in theaters!! It is kind of a big deal." He was retweeted more than 4,800 times.
"We're all coming back - it starts shooting in the spring," Paul Rudd told Access Hollywood at the This Is 40 premiere last week. "I'm very excited for it."
There is buzz that Kristin Wiig may join the cast as a love interest for Steve Carell's Brick Tamland.
Will Ferrell, who plays anchorman Ron Burgundy, told ABC last month that the Anchorman 2 plot will focus on the transition of old-school news to the modern entertainment news of the 24-hour news cycle. "Ron's going to be one of the catalysts of that," Ferrell said.
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