‘Anchorman’ Cameopalooza Continues: Poehler/Fey, Baron-Cohen Confirmed, Will Smith Rumored (Updated)
Filming of Anchorman: The Legend Continues in the Atlanta area and we are seeing further details of the increasingly fantastic settings and cameo appearances being filmed. As you can see below, Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy has a shark encounter.
More interesting is the visual sighting of a filmed cameo appearance by Golden Globe hosts and frequent collaborators Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. For Fey, this continues her involvement with previous costars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who are also starring in the Anchorman sequel. As for Poehler, an appearance in the sequel sort of brings her full circle with her involvement in the Anchorman franchise. Poehler was initially cast in a small role in the first film, part of The Alarm Clock subplot that was ultimately cut from the film and replaced by the panda plot. Poehler’s material was seen in the DVD “sequel” Wake Up, Ron Burgundy which featured outtakes and other material fashioned together for video release. Fey and Poehler are seen in grainy photos and after teaming together on SNL’s Weekend Update segment surely are believable as news anchors.
Updated: A better look at Fey and Poehler, and who’s the fellow on the ground? None other than Sacha Baron-Cohen (Talladega Nights).
The FilmStage article also has a photo a Liam Neeson looking very dapper and indicates that Will Smith is also possibile. Meanwhile, it does appear there will be some shooting for the film in San Diego, the setting of the first film.