It has been reported that actress Christina Applegate, who played the character Veronica Corningstone in the comedy movie Anchorman, is set to reprise her role for the sequel. Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay has claimed that he has been throwing around some story ideas and Veronica is involved.
McKay explained to The Hollywood Reporter, “We have an idea for her that we think is pretty cool," he said. "So tentatively right now she's in. But obviously we kind of have to let it be what it's gonna be. We don't want to handcuff ourselves, but we love Applegate, so any chance to work with her is always fun.”
He added, "I'll tell you we're staying roughly period. I would just say it's the next stage in the development of American media and news. The fun of these characters is they confront change very poorly. So they've got some more change coming their way. I can say that pretty safely.”
Anchorman 2 producer Judd Apatow recently admitted that he did not think that the sequel would take anything away from the original movie.
Anchorman 2 is set to begin shooting in February 2013.