Harrison Ford Signs On For Anchorman 2

Harrison Ford attends the Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards at The Conga Room at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on November 6, 2011 Harrison Ford attends the Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards at The Conga Room at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on November 6, 2011

Harrison Ford will help San Diego “stay classy” in the upcoming “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison has signed on to the Will Ferrell comedy, where he will play a veteran newscaster similar to Tom Brokaw.

Harrison’s new role opposite Will’s dimwitted lothario news anchor Ron Burgundy will not be the first time the actor has played the role of a news man.

In 2010, he starred with Rachel McAdams in “Morning Glory,” where he played a seasoned newscaster working in morning TV.

The sequel to the 2004 hit comedy – which also stars Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, John C. Reilly, James Marsden, Luke Wilson and Dave Koechner – is slated to hit theaters on December 20, 2013.

First up, Harrison will be seen in the Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” coming in April.

-- Jesse Spero

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