Exclusive: Judd Apatow Talks ‘Anchorman 2’ Dream Cameos

‘Now is the moment where Adam McKay and Will Ferrell disappear into a small room and write it,’ producer tells MTV News.
By Amy Wilkinson
Judd Apatow
Photo: MTV News In grand, mustachioed style, Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance on “Conan” last week to announce the long-awaited sequel to his 2004 hit comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” But before San Diego’s favorite newsman can indulge in the scotchy scotch scotch, there’s a lot of work to be done, according to producer Judd Apatow. “Now is the moment where Adam McKay and Will Ferrell disappear into a small room and write it,” he told MTV News on Wednesday at the red-carpet premiere of HBO’s new series “Girls,” which he also executive produces. “So I’m as excited as anybody to hear what they want to do this time.” (MTV Movies blog has plenty of plot ideas if you need help, guys!) Given that the first flick featured an array of quirky cameos — including Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Jack Black — it stands to reason that a few unexpected famous faces may appear alongside stars Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. So who are Apatow and co. eyeing? “All our dream cameos are actual anchormen,” he said. “So who knows?” Well, it just so happens Apatow has a connection to one well-regarded newsman: “Girls” actress Allison Williams’ dad, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. But what would it take to see the anchor don a polyester suit and poke fun at his life’s work? “If he kisses my butt enough tonight, who knows?” Apatow joked. Production on “Anchorman 2” is slated to begin February 2013, according to a tweet from McKay. For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit

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