With shooting kicking off on Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the cast continues to grow, with Dylan Baker and Meagan Good signing on to join the comedy ensemble for this much-anticipated sequel, according to Deadline.
Meagan Good, who currently stars in the TV drama Deception, will play the new boss of the Action 4 News team, which consists of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). No details have been release about Dylan Baker’s character. Christina Applegate, James Marsden, and Kristen Wiig also star.
Yesterday we reported that John C. Reilly may have signed on to the movie, based on casting notice that was asking for Reilly look-alikes. However, a studio representative shot down the rumor with the odd explanation,
“We were looking for a stand-in for lighting purposes who looks like John C. Reilly. We always demand that every stand-in looks like John C. Reilly.” He may well still be in the movie, but it seems they don’t want to announce if officially yet.
The film will follow the Action 4 News team in the late 1970s, as they deal with the sweeping changes in broadcast news brought on by the advent of the 24-hour news cycle.