Harrison Ford to appear in "Anchorman 2," but will he bring the funny with him?

Harrison Ford in Anchorman 2Harrison Ford will be joining Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and company for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

He’s apparently signed on to play a legendary old-school journalist who hopefully will be completely disgusted with Ron Burgundy’s shtick.

This is likely just some stunt casting, but I’ll be curious how Ford fares in a straight up comedy as he’s dabbled in some comedy/dramas like 1988’s “Working Girl” and 1995’s “Sabrina,” but this will be goofy humor the likes of which Ford has never done before so if nothing else it should be interesting particularly if Ford plays his role straight deadpan and lets Ferrell do all the comedic heavy lifting.

Still, it has no chance but to be better than Ford’s last turn in a news-theme movie, “Morning Glory.”

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